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Police seek answers, witnesses, to Alaska Highway highway fatal hit and run

Police look for witnesses.
RCMP would like help.

A handful of investigation units are on scene looking into a fatal hit and run on the Alaska Highway.

On April 15, 2023, at 12:10 am a member of the public reported the incident to the police. Watson Lake Detachment and Emergency Medical Services attended the scene. The highway was closed for a period of time to continue the investigation.

Yukon RCMP Major Crime Unit, Watson Lake Detachment, Yukon RCMP Traffic Services, and other supporting units are investigating a fatal hit and run collision that occurred on the Alaska Highway approximately two kilometres west of the Town of Watson Lake. A 27-year-old male is deceased.

Investigators want to speak to anyone travelling the Alaska Highway between Watson Lake and Upper Liard between the hours of 10pm. on Friday, April 14, and 12:10 am on April 15.

Investigators are also requesting anyone with dashboard video cameras travelling the Alaska Highway between Whitehorse and Watson Lake, both west and east bound, between midnight and 5am on April 15, to call the RCMP.

The highway was fully reopened during the afternoon of April 15.

Anyone with information about this investigation is encouraged to contact Yukon RCMP Major Crime Unit at 867-667-5555 in Whitehorse, at 867-536-5555 if calling from Watson Lake, or with the local prefix if calling from another community.

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