Capital City Fire/Rescue personnel wheel a man to a waiting ambulance at the scene of a two-car accident near the Egan Drive and Mendenhall Loop Road intersection in the Mendenhall Valley Thursday morning. Two people were treated at Bartlett Regional Hospital for minor injuries.

Capital City Fire/Rescue personnel wheel a man to a waiting ambulance at the scene of a two-car accident near the Egan Drive and Mendenhall Loop Road intersection in the Mendenhall Valley Thursday morning. Two people were treated at Bartlett Regional Hospital for minor injuries.

Man drives through red light, causes rollover on Egan

The Juneau Police Department cited Paul M. Lorentz, 28, after he drove through a red light on Egan Drive Thursday morning, causing a vehicle rollover crash that sent him and another driver to the hospital.

JPD spokesman Lt. David Campbell said police found out the cause of the accident at the Mendenhall Valley intersection after speaking to several eye witnesses and after another driver handed over a dash cam recording of the incident. Police cited Lorentz with negligent driving.

Lorentz was driving a 2012 Chevy Silverado truck, traveling west on Egan Drive. The second driver involved, a 20-year-old man, was driving a 2008 Ford Edge car traveling north on Mendenhall Loop Road. Campbell said both drivers were sent to Bartlett Regional Hospital and treated for minor injuries.

The dispatch center received nearly 40 911 calls after the incident, which took place at approximately 9:30 a.m., Campbell said.

Police temporarily diverted traffic headed west on Egan toward Mendenhall Loop Road in order to safely investigate the scene and aid the drivers, according to a police release.

• Contact reporter Paula Ann Solis at 523-2272 or paula.solis@juneauempire.com.

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