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Subject: Single Vehicle CrashDate: 04-19-2012 10:46:26
From: Lt Dave CampbellCase or Incident: #120419-003
Summary:
On 04/19/2012, at approximately 7:18 AM, the Juneau Police Department received a report of a single vehicle crash near 23 mile Glacier Highway. Juneau police officers and personnel from Capital City Fire Rescue (CCFR) responded.

The investigation revealed that 34 year old Juneau resident Nicholas LONG was driving a 1996 Ford Explorer inbound at a high rate of speed. There were no passengers in the vehicle. LONG lost control of the vehicle, drove off the right side of the roadway, over corrected and drove across the road into oncoming traffic, drove off the opposite side of the roadway and the vehicle began to roll along the ditch. LONG was trapped inside the vehicle and was extricated by CCFR personnel. LONG was conscious and transported to BRH for treatment of injuries. The extent of his injuries is not currently known.

Glacier Highway near 23 miles was shut down to vehicular traffic for approximately 45 minutes.

Alcohol appears to be a factor in the crash.

The investigation is continuing.

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 ***