Whitehorse, Yukon – Just after 11:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 28th, 2017, Whitehorse RCMP along with emergency responders from Whitehorse Fire and Emergency Medical Services, responded to a two-vehicle collision on the Alaska Highway just north of Two Mile Hill.
Once on scene, RCMP located a Ford F-350 truck up an embankment on its roof. The truck appeared to have been hauling a flat-deck trailer which was upside-down in the ditch.
A 32-year-old male from British Columbia was located deceased next to the vehicle.
The investigation revealed that a Nissan SUV was pulled over on the shoulder of the road in the south-bound lane. It appears that the truck approached the SUV from behind and impacted the driver’s side of the SUV. This resulted in the destruction of the truck’s front tire. The truck then lost control and went off the road, rolling and landing on its roof.
The driver, the lone occupant of the vehicle, was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the truck upon impact. The driver of the SUV was not injured.
Yukon RCMP Traffic Services attended the scene to assist with analysis. The Yukon Coroner’s Service also attended.
The Alaska Highway was closed to traffic in both directions for approximately three hours.
The cause of the collision remains under investigation.