Joel Krahn/Yukon News file Part of the Dempster Highway was closed after a two-vehicle crash on Feb. 11.

Man, 22, dead after crash on Demptser Highway near N.W.T. border

Highway is closed as police, coroners investigate

A 22-year-old man has died after a two-car crash on the Dempster Highway approximately 30 kilometres south of James Creek Camp.

The highway from Eagle Plains to the Northwest Territories border has been closed while police investigate.

The territory’s acting chief coroner Heather Jones said the crash happened Feb. 11 just before 3 p.m.

The other individual involved in the collision was not injured, she said in a statement.

The Yukon Coroner’s Service is investigating with assistance from the Northwest Territories Coroner’s Service, Fort McPherson RCMP, Dawson City RCMP and Yukon RCMP Traffic Services.

Jones said more information will be released once the man’s identity has been confirmed.

Contact Ashley Joannou at ashleyj@yukon-news.com

Just Posted

Whitehorse march marks anniversary of Wendy Carlick, Sarah MacIntosh murders

The march, held in Whitehorse’s McIntyre subdivision, also honoured Allan Waugh and Greg Dawson

Axed whistleblower sues Yukon government

Jarrett Parker alleges he was terminated for suggesting kids were not receiving appropriate care

Yukon health minister under fire for handling of group home controversy

Silver calls opposition questions raised in public ‘parlour tricks’

Gwich’in, allies vow resistance as U.S. readies ANWR drilling leases

‘The administration has made my people a target’

Black Press Media acquires two new Alaska newspapers

New Media Investment Group to acquire the Akron (OH) Beacon Journal while Black Press Media takes on daily newspapers in Juneau and Kenai Alaska

Gold Rush star Tony Beets appeals pond fire fines

Beets and his company, Tamarack Inc., were fined $31k for violating portions of the Waters Act

Defence lawyer asks Crown appeal of Kolasch acquittal be dismissed

In factum, Harry Kolasch’s lawyer says it’s clear that police officer used excessive force

Yukon Liberals raise $20,000 at Vancouver hockey game

Silver says no public money spent on trip, party refuses to say who bought tickets

Inspector, CYFN lawyer talk about WCC inspection at justice conference

David Loukidelis and Jennie Cunningham spoke about the Whitehorse Correctional Centre

An early view on how the carbon tax will affect the Yukon economy

If you only remember two numbers from the recently released federal-territorial study… Continue reading

‘New way of thinking’ about infrastructure funding asks First Nations and municipalities to chip in

Some of YG’s 25 per cent share of infrastructure cash may come from municipalities or First Nations

Nadia Moser named to senior national team

Whitehorse’s Nadia Moser was officially named to the senior national team by… Continue reading

Most Read