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Subject: Motor Vehicle CrashDate: 01-19-2012 02:47:11
From: Sgt. BransonCase or Incident: #120118-015
Summary:On 1-18-12, at about 6:58pm the Juneau Police Department and Capital City Fire & Rescue responded to a report of a two vehicle crash on Back Loop Road at the Mendenhall River Bridge. Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2006 Toyota Tacoma, driven by a 50 year old man, was headed eastbound on Back Loop Road. The vehicle crossed the centerline colliding with a 1995 Toyota Corolla driven by an 18 year old man. Both vehicles were totaled and towed from the scene.

The driver of the Tacoma had minor injuries and was released at the scene. The driver of the Corolla was extricated from the vehicle, transported to Bartlett Regional Hospital by ambulance, and later transported from Juneau by air medivac. His status is unknown.

Back Loop Road was closed in both directions at the Mendenhall River Bridge for about one hour.

Investigation into the crash continues.
All factual allegations contained in this release are based upon preliminary investigation and are subject to change or clarification as the investigation continues.    Any charges reported in this release are merely accusations and all persons named in this release are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.*** END OF STATEMENT ***