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Police still investigating Feb. 14 car crash

Posted: February 26, 2013 - 5:40pm  |  Updated: February 27, 2013 - 1:02am

Police are still investigating the single-vehicle crash two weeks ago that sent all three occupants to the hospital, two of whom with life-threatening injuries.

The Juneau Police Department initially said they believed speed and alcohol were factors in the Feb. 14 crash, but no criminal charges have been filed yet, according to JPD spokesman Lt. David Campbell.

The investigation is still active, and about nine different officers are assisting in the case, Campbell said.

“They’re still working on it actively,” Campbell said in a phone interview Tuesday afternoon.

Police have not released the names of the driver and two passengers since no one has been charged with a crime. Campbell confirmed the driver was a 30-year-old man, and the two passengers were a 30-year-old woman and a 52-year-old woman.

The 1994 Honda Civic had collided with a rock wall near Mile 19 of Glacier Highway, landing upside-down in a ditch. The crash was reported at 6:50 p.m., and the 911 caller reported one person was trapped inside the vehicle and another person underneath the car, according to an earlier police information release.

All three were taken to Bartlett Regional Hospital, and the two passengers were then medevaced for further medical care. The 30-year-old woman was medevaced to The Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage, and the 52-year-old woman was medevaced to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

Campbell said he did not know the current medical conditions of the driver and the 30-year-old woman in Anchorage, but that the 52-year-old woman in Seattle was reportedly improving.

The respective hospitals could not provide updated information on the patients’ medical conditions since their names could not be confirmed.

• Contact reporter Emily Russo Miller at 523-2263 or at emily.miller@juneauempire.com.

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