1

Woman dies, man medevaced following early morning accident

JPD: Early mornig crash still under investigation

This article has been updated to include new information.

A woman is dead and a man was medevaced following an early morning crash on Egan Drive in the Mendenhall Valley, according to Juneau Police Department.

A 37-year-old woman, who police publicly identified Monday as Lacey Godkin, was declared dead at the scene and a 36-year-old man, who police did not identify, was taken to Bartlett Regional Hospital and later transported out of town due to the severity of his injuries, according to JPD. As of Monday, the man was still under care at a hospital in Anchorage.

Authorities received multiple calls around 3 a.m. Saturday reporting a wreck on Egan Drive near the intersection with Glacier Highway, according to police. Callers located two people near the damaged car and reported that one was not breathing. JPD’s dispatch provided CPR instructions over the phone and bystanders continued CPR until responders arrived.

CPR was performed, according to police, but Godkin was pronounced dead at the scene. Her next of kin has been notified, andher body has been sent to the State of Alaska Medical Examiner in Anchorage, according to police. It is common for autopsy results to take 8 weeks to fully process.

JPD reported both people were ejected from the car — a white, 2013 Lexus heading toward downtown —after it drove over a traffic island, struck a traffic pole and rolled before coming to a stop.

The roadway was closed for over five hours, according to police. Members of the JPD Major Accident Response Team are investigating the collision and details will be shared as the investigation progresses.

• Contact reporter Peter Segall at psegall@juneauempire.com. Follow him on Twitter at @SegallJnuEmpire.

More in News

Jasmine Chavez, a crew member aboard the Quantum of the Seas cruise ship, waves to her family during a cell phone conversation after disembarking from the ship at Marine Park on May 10. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire file photo)
Ships in port for the week of June 8

Here’s what to expect this week.

(Michael Penn / Juneau Empire file photo)
Man dies after being struck by truck while laying in drive-through lane near Mendenhall post office

Armando Sanchez, 38, struck during early morning hours of June 1; JPD notified of death Tuesday.

Curtis Davis sharpens a spike at his makeshift campsite near Juneau International Airport on Sunday. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)
With no official place to camp, homeless and neighborhoods alike are suffering miseries

Complaints to JPD nearly double, social agencies seek “safety zone,” many campers just want peace.

Alaska Supreme Court Justice Peter Maassen receives applause from his fellow justices and members of the Alaska Legislature during the annual State of the Judiciary address on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023, at the Alaska State Capitol. (James Brooks/Alaska Beacon)
Gov. Dunleavy will be asked to pick fourth state Supreme Court justice

Applications being accepted to replace Peter Maassen, who reaches mandatory retirement age next year

(Michael Penn / Juneau Empire file photo)
Police calls for Monday, June 10, 2024

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

Pins supporting the repeal of ranked choice voting are seen on April 20 at the Republican state convention in Anchorage. (James Brooks/Alaska Beacon)
Alaska ranked choice repeal measure wins first round of legal challenge, but trial awaits

Correction: The initial version of this article incorrectly listed Alaskans for Better… Continue reading

Juneau resident Ajah Rose Bishop, 21, suffered severe spinal injuries in a single-vehicle accident early Saturday morning. (GoFundMe fundraiser photo)
Woman breaks spine in single-vehicle collision on Egan Drive early Saturday morning

21-year-old Juneau resident medivaced to Anchorage, online fundraising effort underway.

Shannan Greene (left) and Sharyn Augustine hold signs on April 27 urging residents to sign recall petitions for Juneau Board of Education President Deedie Sorensen and Vice President Emil Mackey due to their roles in a budget crisis for the current fiscal year. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire file photo)
School board recall petitions submitted; supporters of Saturday cruise ship ban need more signatures

Third initiative seeking to repeal default by-mail elections also has 10 days to get more signers.

Most Read