U-turn suspected as cause in five car pileup

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) Juneau Police said two people were flown to Seattle for treatment of injuries sustained in the crash.

    Lt. Krag Campbell said witnesses a Ford Focus did a u-turn in the middle of the road while outbound on Egan Drive, and then drove inbound going the wrong way in the outbound lane of Egan Drive.

    The Focus collided with Toyota head on that was traveling outbound.  Soon afterward the three other vehicles collided with each other trying to avoid the other two vehicles.

    Juneau Police Department officers seized a blood sample from a driver involved in a serious crash on Egan Drive on Wednesday.

    The Ford Focus was being driven by a 66-year-old male and there was also a 70-year-old female passenger in the vehicle. The driver of the Toyota Sienna was an 18-year-old male. The other vehicles involved were a white Toyota Yaris, driven by a 31-year-old male, a red Mercury Mariner, driver by a 65-year-old female, and a white Ford Pickup, driven by a 30-year-old male.

    All of the people involved in the crash are Juneau residents.

    During the investigation of the crash, the outbound lanes of Egan Drive were closed for about 6 hours. Officers obtained a search warrant to seize a blood sample from the driver of the Ford Focus to determine if he was impaired.

    This case is still under investigation.


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