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Two injured in Alaska Highway collision

Road was temporarily closed
A police cruiser passes by the RCMP station in Whitehorse on Aug. 22, 2022. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News files)

Two people were injured in a Jan. 8 traffic collision on the Alaska Highway, near Porter Creek in Whitehorse.

The collision led to temporary road closures.

According to an RCMP statement, the collision happened around 9:23 p.m. RCMP, the Whitehorse Fire Department and Yukon Emergency Medical Services responded to the incident.

The injured victims were transported to the hospital.

The statement said the two vehicles involved were reported to be on fire.

“First responders attended to extinguish the fire, assess injuries and temporarily close the highway to ensure safety to other motorists. Each vehicle had one occupant, and both of these people were transported to hospital,” the statement reads.

RCMP said it cannot share information about cause of the collision, but noted that alcohol is not believed to be a factor.

After the fire was extinguished, the portion of the Alaska Highway from Wann Road to Centennial Street was closed for several hours to allow for the icy conditions on the roadway to dissipate, RCMP said in the statement.

The road was reopened at 5 a.m. on Jan. 9.

“Police appreciated cooperation from the public in avoiding this stretch of road while first responders were on scene,” per the statement.

The statement said anyone who witnessed the collision is encouraged to reach out to the Whitehorse RCMP by calling 867-667-5551. To remain anonymous, the public can contact CrimeStoppers at or by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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