A woman is dead after colliding with a truck on an icy stretch of the Alaska Highway Thursday evening.
Aliesha Narain, 33, was travelling north in her Honda when she began descending a hill near the Wolf Creek campground.
A 66-year-old man in a GMC Canyon was travelling up hill, according to RCMP news release.
The temperature was hovering around freezing and there was precipitation when the vehicles collided at 6:15 p.m.
Narain was declared dead at the scene by paramedics.
The man was sent to Whitehorse General Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
It won’t be clear who crossed the median until a traffic analyst’s report is finished, said Sgt. Don Rogers, RCMP spokesperson.
The highway was closed in both directions until the 66-year-old man could be taken to hospital.
One-way traffic was permitted until 6 a.m. on Friday, while an RCMP traffic analyst evaluated the scene.
The highway was open again that morning.
Narain’s body has been sent to Vancouver General Hospital for an autopsy, said Sharon Hanley, the Yukon’s chief coroner.
Her family is from Louisiana and is currently in Whitehorse, she said.
Narain is originally from Guyana.