Accident puts man on life support

A 24-year-old man drove off the Alaska Highway on a sharp curve after a dispute with his girlfriend.

A 24-year-old man drove off the Alaska Highway on a sharp curve after a dispute with his girlfriend.

“(Alcohol) is believed to be involved,” said Sgt. Rogers.

The 1992 Plymouth was travelling south along the highway at around 5 p.m. Sunday. The car drove into a curve just 15 kilometres outside of Whitehorse near the North Klondike intersection.

The car crossed the centre line, left the highway and crashed into a small hill of dirt. It rolled several times before coming to a stop.

Passersby attended the crash until police and ambulance could arrive.

The man was medevaced to Vancouver and is now on life support, a source said.

He had been drinking and recently broke up with his girlfriend, he said.

Police could not confirm whether the man was on life support.

“I don’t know what the condition is other than that it’s serious,” said Rogers.