Passenger killed in Yandukin Drive accident

One passenger was killed and another was seriously injured in an accident that closed traffic on Yandukin Drive for three hours on Wednesday afternoon.

According to Juneau police investigators, a Honda CRV was traveling southbound on Yandukin Drive just after 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. The vehicle attempted to turn left on to Old Dairy Road, but did not stop for an oncoming semi-truck.

Jessica Louise Billy, 18, a passenger of the Honda, was declared deceased at the scene. Another passenger, an unidentified 20-year-old man, sustained critical injuries and was transported to Bartlett Regional Hospital. No injuries were reported sustained by the 18-year-old male driver of the Honda.

The 45-year-old truck driver was not injured.

Juneau police closed Yandukin at Old Dairy Road while they cleaned up debris and investigated the cause of the crash. Yandukin Drive was reported reopened to traffic at about 7:40 p.m.

Billy’s family members have been notified of her death.

Juneau Police Department officials say the investigation into the crash is continuing.

Original Post was published at 5:34 a.m.


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