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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.

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