Pedestrian, dog, struck and killed by vehicle on Egan Drive
A pedestrian and his dog were struck and killed by a motor vehicle on Egan Drive yesterday afternoon, officials said in a press release on Sunday.
The Juneau Police Department received a report of the incident around 4:25 p.m. on Saturday. Officials said JPD and Capital City Fire Rescue responded to the area, near Egan Drive and 12th Street, to assist.
The pedestrian, 74-year-old Michael Mason Sheehan, was suffering from life-threatening injuries and was transported to an area hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.
Sheehan was walking his dog at the time of the collision. Officials said the dog was found deceased when first responders arrived.
"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 travelling inbound on Egan Drive, in the right hand lane," officials said in the release. "The driver of the vehicle is 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."
Officials said Egan Drive was closed for a couple of hours on Saturday while officers investigated the crash. During this time, two unrelated arrests were made at the scene.
"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 and blew a .191% on a breath test," officials said in the release. "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 pulled the knife on the trooper. Carpenter went to jail for assault in the 3rd degree. Nobody was injured during that incident."
The investigation into the motor vehicle collision is ongoing, officials said.
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