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2 dead, 2 injured in car accident in Juneau

November 21, 2019

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Two people are dead after police say a vehicle appeared to have hit a utility pole in Juneau.

The Juneau Empire reports two men also are in critical condition following the accident, which police say was initially reported around 7 a.m. Thursday.

Police say a woman who reported the crash tried, with a dispatcher’s help, to resuscitate a female found outside the vehicle. Passers-by also stopped at the scene.

Police say the female and a male found outside the vehicle were dead. They say it appeared the vehicle had struck a power pole. The Empire initially reported two women died, but police later said the victims were a male and female.

Katie Bausler, a spokeswoman for Bartlett Regional Hospital, says the injured were being taken to Seattle for further care.

An investigation continues.

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This story has been corrected to show police say the victims were a female and male, correcting earlier media reports that the victims were two women.

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Information from: Juneau (Alaska) Empire, http://www.juneauempire.com