Passenger dies when SUV flips, lands in water-filled ditch
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A passenger in a sport utility vehicle died when it flipped and landed in a Juneau ditch filled with water.
Juneau police say the 47-year-old man was trapped in part of the SUV that was submerged. He died inside the SUV.
Names of the passenger and the 30-year-old driver were not immediately released.
Police shortly before 2 a.m. Thursday took a call on the crash on the Glacier Highway and found the small SUV on its roof in 3 feet (0.91 meters) of water.
Police say the driver had been at an Auke Bay liquor establishment and had picked up the passenger to give him a ride.
Police obtained a search warrant to sample the driver’s blood alcohol content. The driver was released pending analysis of the blood sample.