Man flown to Seattle after early morning crash

The man, whose name has not yet been released, was ejected from the vehicle.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more is known.

A man injured in a vehicle crash early Friday morning was medevac’d to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, according to Juneau Police Department. The man is in critical condition, a Harborview spokespoerson said in an email.

At just before 2 a.m., JPD got word of a single vehicle crash near the 2300 block of Mendenhall Loop Road, said Lt. Krag Campbell in a news release. The vehicle struck a light pole and an injured person was in the road, Campbell said.

JPD and Capital City Fire/Rescue responded and located a 39-year-old man in the roadway who was injured but conscious, having been ejected from the vehicle after striking and destroying a light pole. Officers determined he was the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, Campbell said.

The driver was transported immediately to Bartlett Regional Hospital, where the decision was made to medevac him to Harborview, Campbell said. A family member had been notified of the crash, Campbell said, but police did not release the identity of the driver.

The crash, including whether the driver was under the influence at the time, is under investigation, Campbell said.

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

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