Whitehorse, Yukon – This is a joint release between Yukon RCMP and the Yukon Coroner’s Service.
On Sunday, July 5, 2020 at 3:41 p.m., Whitehorse RCMP were dispatched to the report of a multi-vehicle collision at the Lewes River Bridge, locally known as the Yukon River Bridge or the Blue Bridge, near Marsh Lake.
Officers arrived on scene to confirm a collision involving two motor vehicles and one motorcycle. Early investigation indicates that a car had veered across the centre line of the highway and into oncoming traffic, striking the motorcycle and fatally injuring the 43-year-old motorcycle driver from Whitehorse.
A 47-year old passenger of the car, a Manitoba resident, was also pronounced dead at the scene of the collision. The driver and second adult passenger of the car were transported by ambulance to the hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.
The highway was closed to traffic in both directions for approximately 8 hours, from about 4:00 p.m. on July 5 to just before 12:00 a.m. on July 6.
The Whitehorse RCMP Detachment with support from “M” Division Traffic Services, as well as the Yukon Coroner’s Service, are currently investigating this incident.
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