Slippery roads, alcohol and not wearing a seatbelt are considered factors in the death of a 31-year-old woman in a rollover Saturday afternoon.
The woman was driving with two passengers in a Ford pickup truck along the Alaska Highway at around 2:30 p.m. when she lost control of the vehicle.
The truck rolled down an embankment and the driver, who was the only one not wearing a seat belt, was thrown from the vehicle.
The rollover happened 15 kilometres north of Whitehorse city limits.
A Department of Highways crew attended the scene until the RCMP arrived.
A police officer then performed CPR on the woman until paramedics arrived, but could not resuscitate her.
Emergency Medical Services pronounced her dead on the scene.
A 19-year-old woman and a 27-year-old man were taken to the Whitehorse General Hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries.
The roads were slippery and there was blowing snow at the time of the incident, police said in a news release.
Alcohol was likely a factor and the woman likely wasn’t wearing a seat belt, said police.