A 48-year-old Juneau man died in a motorcycle crash after striking a tour bus broadside on Tuesday, July 5, 2022. Police shut down outbound Egan for several hours while police investigated the crash. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

A 48-year-old Juneau man died in a motorcycle crash after striking a tour bus broadside on Tuesday, July 5, 2022. Police shut down outbound Egan for several hours while police investigated the crash. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Juneau man dies in motorcycle crash

Police are investigating the crash.

This is a developing story.

A Juneau man operating a motorcycle died Tuesday evening after striking a tour bus that was making a left turn downtown.

Cramer Marquez Sexton, 48, was pronounced dead on the scene by emergency personnel after being involved in a crash at Egan Drive and Whittier Street.

Police received a call at 5:44 p.m. that a crash had occurred between a motorcycle driving outbound on Egan Drive and a tour bus turning left onto Whittier Street as it headed inbound on Egan Drive, said Lt. Krag Campbell in a news release. Witnesses reported Sexton was dead.

Witnesses in the preliminary investigation said that Sexton, traveling at a high rate of speed in the left-hand lane of Egan Drive, struck the side of the bus as it turned, Campbell said. The bus, operated by Glacier Express, was being driven by a 66-year-old Juneau man, who police did not identify.

The occupants of the bus were uninjured during the crash, Campbell said. Officers shut down outbound lanes of Egan Drive while conducting the preliminary crash investigation, Campbell said.

Sexton’s body will be flown to the medical examiner’s office in Anchorage for autopsy, Campbell said, as the JPD investigation into the crash continues.

• Contact reporter Michael S. Lockett at 757-621-1197 or mlockett@juneauempire.com.

More in News

A Princess Cruise Line ship is docked in Juneau on Aug. 25, 2021. (Michael Lockett / Juneau Empire File)
Ships in Port for the week of Aug. 7

Here’s what to expect this week.

From left, Kelsey Dean, watershed scientist with the Southeast Alaska Watershed Coalition, and Kaagwaan Eesh Manuel Rose-Bell of Keex’ Kwáan watch as crew members set up tools to drag a log into place. Healthy salmon habitat requires woody debris, typically provided by falling branches and trees, which helps create deep salmon pools and varied stream structure. (Courtesy Photos / Mary Catharine Martin)
 
The SalmonState: Bringing the sockeye home

Klawock Indigenous Stewards and partners are working to a once prolific sockeye salmon run.

(Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
Police ID man missing from cruise ship

Coast Guard suspends search efforts

(Juneau Empire File / Michael Penn)
Police calls for Saturday, Aug. 10, 2022

This report contains public information from law enforcement and public safety agencies.

A northern oriole used dietary carotenoids to make its feathers bright orange. (Courtesy Photo / J. S. Willson)
On the Trails: The colorful world of birds

Colors are produced by cell structure, which can scatter light rays, making… Continue reading

(Juneau Empire File / Michael Penn)
Police calls for Saturday, Aug. 9, 2022

This report contains public information from law enforcement and public safety agencies.

(Juneau Empire File / Michael Penn)
Police calls for Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022

This report contains public information from law enforcement and public safety agencies.

Ice fog, a phrase in Russell Tabbert’s Dictionary of Alaskan English, is not uttered in many other places because to form it takes a sustained temperature of minus 35 F. (Courtesy Photo / Ned Rozell)
Alaska Science Forum: Alaska lexicon sinks in over the years

When my little Ford pickup chugged into Alaska 36 years ago this… Continue reading

Mimi Israelah, center, cheers for Donald Trump inside the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage, Alaska, during a rally Saturday July 9, 2022. Two Anchorage police officers violated department policy during a traffic stop last month when Israelah, in town for a rally by former President Donald Trump showed a "white privilege card" instead of a driver's license and was not ticketed. (Bill Roth / Anchorage Daily News)
Alaska officers violated policy in ‘white privilege’ stop

It’s unclear what policy was violated or what disciplinary actions the two officers faced.

Most Read