Kodiak Daily Mirror - Serious accident closes Fred Zharoff Memorial Bridge for several hours
  
Serious accident closes Fred Zharoff Memorial Bridge for several hours
by James Brooks / editor@kodiakdailymirror.com
Oct 21, 2011 | 604 views | 2 2 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A Kodiak city firefighter looks at the scene of a serious car accident early Friday morning, Oct. 21, 2011 on Fred Zharoff Memorial Bridge between Kodiak Island and Near Island.
(James Brooks photo)
A Kodiak city firefighter looks at the scene of a serious car accident early Friday morning, Oct. 21, 2011 on Fred Zharoff Memorial Bridge between Kodiak Island and Near Island. (James Brooks photo)
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A man's shoe lies at the scene of an alleged street racing accident on Fred Zharoff Memorial Bridge between Kodiak Island and Near Island early Friday morning, Oct. 21, 2011. One man was killed and another has been charged with murder.
(James Brooks photo)
A man's shoe lies at the scene of an alleged street racing accident on Fred Zharoff Memorial Bridge between Kodiak Island and Near Island early Friday morning, Oct. 21, 2011. One man was killed and another has been charged with murder. (James Brooks photo)
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KODIAK — A major car accident sent at least two people to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center and closed Fred Zharoff Memorial Bridge for several hours early Friday morning.

According to Kodiak Police Lt. Kyle Valerio, the investigating officer on the scene, police received a 911 call about 1 a.m.

When they arrived, they found two vehicles, one a dark-colored Chevrolet pickup truck and the other a heavily damaged white two-door.

Two people in the white car were immediately taken to Providence Kodiak Island Medical center. Their condition was unknown as of press time.

The driver of the pickup truck left the scene of the accident and is being sought by police.

Valerio said police want to make sure that person is OK.

The Kodiak Fire Department responded to the scene with two engines and three ambulances, said fire chief Rom Kamai.

The Coast Guard Fire Department provided mutual aid.

“At this point, it looks like speed was a factor,” Valerio said.

He said police are continuing to investigate and will release a report as soon as more information is available.
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October 21, 2011
RIP Austin Long.
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October 21, 2011
It's crazy that some one could crash on that a bridge were you should be driving slow. People need to really slow down. Hope every one is ok
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