Pedestrian, Dog Die After Accident on Egan Drive (updated)

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - According to Juneau Police Department the pedestrian, 74-year-old Juneau resident, Michael Mason Sheehan, sustained life-threatening injuries during the collision.

    A pedestrian struck by a vehicle on Egan Drive Saturday has died.

    According to Juneau Police Department the pedestrian, 74-year-old Juneau resident Michael Mason Sheehan, sustained life-threatening injuries during the collision and was immediately transported to the hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. Sheehan had also been walking with this dog at the time of the collision. The dog was found deceased upon the arrival of first responders.

    Officers determined that Sheehan had been crossing Egan drive from the area of 12th Street, towards Harris Harbor, when he was struck by a  a green 2016 Subaru Forrester that was traveling inbound on Egan Drive, in the right-hand lane. The driver of the vehicle was a 63-year-old Juneau resident. The driver of the vehicle showed no signs of impairment, and there is no crosswalk in the area where the crash took place.

    Egan Drive was closed for a couple hours while officers investigated the crash. During the time officers had the road closed, two unrelated arrests were made at the scene. In the first case, 64-year-old Allen Edward Klein drove his 2004 Toyota through a police barricade and was found to be intoxicated. Klein was arrested for DWI after he allegedly blew a .191 on a breath test.

    Additionally, 58-year-old Jeffrey Dale Carpenter pulled a knife on an Alaska State Trooper who was assisting JPD with keeping a barrier around the crash site. Carpenter had wanted to cross Egan Drive in the middle of the crash site and was told no, and to walk around. Carpenter became upset for the inconvenience, and allegedly pulled the knife on the trooper. Carpenter was arrested for assault in the third degree.

    The investigation of the motor vehicle collision continues.

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