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Three crashes in 50 minutes on Egan Drive

Posted: May 30, 2014 - 7:00pm  |  Updated: June 1, 2014 - 12:07am

The Juneau Police Department responded to three separate car crashes in a 52-minute span on Egan Drive Friday night.

All the crashes took place near the construction zone in the 7000 block of Egan, JPD Sgt. Krag Campbell said. None resulted in any injuries or major damage.

“All three collisions resulted in minor damages, and all the vehicles were driven from the scenes,” Campbell wrote in a press release.

Police are looking for one of the vehicles involved in one of the crashes. The release states the driver of a Jeep struck another vehicle and then fled the area by crossing into the inbound lane of Egan Drive.

A witness reported the Jeep was dark-colored, possibly maroon, the release states. The Jeep sustained damage to the front grill and possibly the headlights and was leaking transmission fluid.

Anyone has information about the Jeep or the driver can contact JPD at 586-0600.

Traffic on Egan slowed for about an hour as police investigated the crashes.

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Richard Cook
Richard Cook 06/02/14 - 10:12 am
I would suggest that traffic be investigated before crashes

Try to go the posted speed limit and it is almost guaranteed that you will be tailgated nearly bumper to bumper. It is scary to see someone allowing less than a car length when going Egan drive posted speeds.

There are a lot of people who think Egan Drive is a speedway.

It is common to see very dangerous tailgating each and every day I go out there. Perhaps an officer or two in an unmarked car might find a few of the culprits. If the Empire would allow the posting of photos we all could take photos of the ones tailgating and weaving in and out of traffic. That might help.

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