A distracted driver was the alleged cause behind a single-vehicle rollover crash that closed two lanes of Egan Drive on Monday afternoon. It happened at 8-mile just after 3 o’clock when the 42-year driver took his eyes off the road while heading inbound.
He drove off the shoulder and crashed into a light pole, overcorrected, and then steered across both inbound lanes. The vehicle rolled over onto its side in the median.
The driver was cited for negligent driving, but he was not identified by police. The unidentified vehicle was reported as a total loss.
The driver was taken to Bartlett Regional Hospital for evaluation and possible treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
An outbound lane and inbound lane were each closed for about a half-hour for the crash investigation.
Exactly how the driver was distracted was not specified by police.
- The state is granting nearly $300,000 to improve water quality in some of Alaska's most damaged watersheds, including Juneau's orange-tinted Duck Creek.
- More than a third of all the penalties imposed since 1976 were logged last year.
- "You know, we're not talking about some smoky, old wood stove here. We’re talking about high-tech equipment," said Daniel Parrent, a program manager at the U.S. Forest Service.
- "Did you think that ganging together seven different taxes would make it more likely or less likely that any would pass?” asked Eagle River Republican Rep. Dan Saddler.