- Associated Press - Thursday, October 1, 2015

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - A driver made a grave error when fleeing the scene of an accident through a cemetery that’s home to Juneau’s founding fathers.

The Juneau Empire reports (https://is.gd/PP0ROc) police are investigating the Monday incident at Evergreen Cemetery.

A driver hit a light pole and fled the scene by jumping a curb and driving the length of the cemetery. Tire tracks and ruined flowers were visible days later, but there was no damage to headstones.

Police spokeswoman Erann Kalwara says in an email it isn’t clear why the driver drove through the cemetery and their investigation continues.

The 128-year-old cemetery is the final resting place for many historical figures, including city co-founders Joe Juneau and Richard Harris. It also contains the funeral pyre of Tlingit chief Chief Kowee, who led them to gold.


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

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