A 22-year-old Whitehorse woman is dead and two other people are injured after a car rolled on the North Klondike Highway Aug. 19 near Braeburn.
Carmacks RCMP responded to a call about a single-vehicle crash at Kilometre 277 around 7:30 a.m., Yukon RCMP said in a press release Aug. 20.
Officers found a four-door sedan on its roof in the middle of the highway, on an gravel area that was under construction.
Preliminary investigation, according to the press release, “has determined that the vehicle hit the right shoulder of the road and rolled several times until it came to rest on its roof.”
The 22-year-old driver was pronounced dead on the scene.
The Yukon Coroner’s Service identified her as Cassandra Kindness Miller, from Whitehorse.
A 20-year-old female passenger was trapped inside the car and was taken to hospital with serious injuries. Another passenger, a 48-year-old man, had minor injuries.
The highway was closed both ways between kilometres 276 and 280 for about two hours for investigation. Police later opened up one lane to traffic before clearing the scene at about 1:30 p.m. on Aug. 19.
Carmacks RCMP and the Yukon Coroner’s Service are continuing to investigate.
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