Woman dies in rollover

Slippery roads, alcohol and not wearing a seatbelt are considered factors in the death of a 31-year-old woman in a rollover Saturday afternoon. The woman was driving with two passengers in a Ford pickup truck along the Alaska Highway at around 2:30 p.m. when she lost control of the vehicle.

Slippery roads, alcohol and not wearing a seatbelt are considered factors in the death of a 31-year-old woman in a rollover Saturday afternoon.

The woman was driving with two passengers in a Ford pickup truck along the Alaska Highway at around 2:30 p.m. when she lost control of the vehicle.

The truck rolled down an embankment and the driver, who was the only one not wearing a seat belt, was thrown from the vehicle.

The rollover happened 15 kilometres north of Whitehorse city limits.

A Department of Highways crew attended the scene until the RCMP arrived.

A police officer then performed CPR on the woman until paramedics arrived, but could not resuscitate her.

Emergency Medical Services pronounced her dead on the scene.

A 19-year-old woman and a 27-year-old man were taken to the Whitehorse General Hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The roads were slippery and there was blowing snow at the time of the incident, police said in a news release.

Alcohol was likely a factor and the woman likely wasn’t wearing a seat belt, said police.

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