Fatal crash on Alaska Highway

A Whitehorse woman died after a head-on collision on the Alaska Highway early Sunday morning. The crash took place near the Whitehorse weigh scales,…

A Whitehorse woman died after a head-on collision on the Alaska Highway early Sunday morning.

The crash took place near the Whitehorse weigh scales, when a car crossed the centre line and smashed into an oncoming Astro van.

The driver of the van, 50-year-old Diane Roby, suffered serious injuries to her legs and pelvis and was immediately transported to Whitehorse General Hospital.

She was then transferred to Vancouver for further treatment and succumbed to her injuries.

Both the driver of the car and Roby’s passenger were rushed to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

It was the lone male driver that crossed into Roby’s lane, said RCMP spokesperson Sgt. Tom Wyers.

“We’re still investigating and we’ll be looking perhaps at charges at a later time, but we need to delve into it further.”

Police do not believe that drugs or alcohol were involved, but are investigating whether speed played a factor in the accident.

At this point, investigators believe all involved were wearing their seatbelts.