Single vehicle crash sends 3 to hospital, 2 with life-threatening injuries

Police are investigating a single vehicle rollover crash that sent three people to the hospital Thursday night, two of which had apparent life-threatening injuries, according to police.

Sgt. Chris Gifford said in a news release that the Juneau Police Department received a report of the crash at 19 Mile Glacier Highway at about 6:51 p.m. Thursday. The caller reported at least two people had injuries, including a person trapped inside the vehicle and another underneath the car.

Gifford said an investigation revealed the 1994 Honda Civic had been traveling inbound when it began skidding, crossed from the roadway into a pullout above Tee Harbor, then back across the roadway. The vehicle collided with the rock wall on the uphill side of Glacier Highway before coming to a rest upside down in the ditch.

Gifford said there were three occupants in the vehicle at the time, all of whom were taken to Bartlett Regional Hospital. Two of those occupants had apparent life-threatening injuries, he said.

Police said speed and alcohol appear to be factors in the crash. The investigation is ongoing.

The vehicle was totaled. The crash closed traffic near the area for about an hour.

• Contact reporter Emily Russo Miller at 523-2263 or at


Sun, 02/19/2017 - 02:26

Police & Fire for Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017

This report contains public information available to the Empire from law enforcement and public safety agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction information. Anyone listed in this report is presumed innocent. Anyone with information about a crime can report a tip anonymously to

Read more
Sun, 02/19/2017 - 02:13

This day in Juneau history: Feb. 19

On Feb. 19, 1987, Gov. Steve Cowper and the Alaska Legislature formed a budget plan for the upcoming year. The House Finance Committee passed a bill giving Gov. Cowper permission to spend the $428 million reserve fund, and representatives described meetings with Gov. Cowper “wonderful”.

Read more
Sun, 02/19/2017 - 02:11

Libraries accepting food for fines

The Juneau Public Libraries are accepting food donations to pay off library fines during the entire month of February.

Read more
Sun, 02/19/2017 - 02:12

Senate Bill 54 aims to roll back some provisions of criminal justice reform

Changes to Senate Bill 91 — a controversial bill was enacted last summer in an effort to reduce Alaska’s prison population — are being rolled out as part of Senate Bill 54, introduced on the floor on Feb. 10.

Read more


  • Switchboard: 907-586-3740
  • Circulation and Delivery: 907-586-3740
  • Newsroom Fax: 907-586-9097
  • Business Fax: 907-586-9097
  • Accounts Receivable: 907-523-2230
  • View the Staff Directory
  • or Send feedback