JPD Releases Information on Tuesday’s Fatal Motorcycle Bus Crash

Juneau, Alaska (KINY) – The Juneau Police Department released details of an accident that claimed the life of a Juneau man on Tuesday.

On July 5, at approximately 5:44 p.m., the Juneau Police Department received a 911 call regarding a motor vehicle collision between a motorcycle and a tour bus, in the exit lane of Egan Drive and Whittier Street.

Witnesses reported that the driver of the motorcycle had died. JPD and CCFR intervened on the scene.

Upon arrival by JPD and CCFR, the motorcycle driver, 48-year-old Juneau resident Cramer Marquez Sexton, was pronounced dead.

Next of kin have been notified of the death.

Police have closed the Egan Drive exit lanes between Willoughby Avenue and Whittier Street while officers investigate the crash.

Preliminary investigation showed that a Glacier Express bus was operated by a 66-year-old Juneau resident and contained several passengers.

The bus was heading towards Egan Drive and turning left onto Whittier Street. The motorcycle had a single occupant and was traveling outboard in the left lane of Egan Drive. Witnesses reported that the motorcycle was traveling at high speed and hit the side of the bus as it turned onto Whittier Street.

The occupants of the bus were not injured in the crash.

Sexton’s body will be airlifted to the medical examiner’s office in Anchorage for an autopsy.

This case is still under investigation.

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