A three-car accident in Whitehorse that left one woman dead has spurred an investigation.
The Friday morning collision involved a Toyota Paseo travelling north on Pine Street as it entered an intersection with 12th Avenue.
The 33-year-old driver was taking a left turn onto 12th Avenue when a Kia Sportage travelling eastward on 12th slammed into the Toyota driver’s door.
“She was hit pretty much in the worst place possible,” said RCMP spokesperson Sgt. Don Rogers.
A Dodge pickup truck travelling eastward on 12th then entered the crash from the other side.
The Paseo’s driver-side door caved in and the driver had to be removed with the Jaws of Life.
The woman was taken to hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
Neither her name nor the cause of death were available by press time, according to Rogers.
“The family was still taken aback,” said Rogers, citing their privacy as the reason for the woman’s name not being disclosed.
The accident may have involved speeding since the Kia Sportage did not have a stop sign at the intersection. The speed limit is 50 kilometres an hour.
Pine Street does have a stop sign, and the failure to obey traffic control signs is also under investigation, said Rogers.
Two people in the pickup were treated at the scene but did not require hospitalization.
Alcohol is not believed to be a factor. (James Munson)