February 12, 2019 at 11:00 am

A Juneau man and his dog were struck and killed as they crossed a busy street


A 74-year-old Juneau pedestrian and his dog were killed as they crossed a busy street.

Michael Mason Sheehan was struck shortly before 4:30 p.m. Saturday by a small SUV as he crossed Egan Drive in the direction of Harris Harbor.

The dog died immediately. Sheehan died at Bartlett Regional Hospital.

Police say the 63-year-old driver was heading downtown and showed no signs of impairment.

Police made two arrests. A 64-year-old man tried to drive through a police barricade and was charged with driving under the influence.

A 58-year-old pedestrian became incensed when told to walk around the crash scene by an Alaska state trooper. Police say he pulled a knife on the officer and was held on an assault charge.