The initial investigation by the RCMP indicates that the driver failed to negotiate the curve of the highway and went off the road to the right. It was not clear when the collision took place.
On Saturday, October 26, at approximately 10:30 p.m., the Watson Lake RCMP attended a reported motor vehicle incident at Kilometre 1007 of the Alaska Highway, west of Junction 37. A passing trucker reported seeing vehicle tracks in the snow leading off the road. Upon attendance, police found a small car that had gone down a steep embankment.
Both occupants, a man and a woman, had been ejected from the vehicle and were pronounced deceased on scene. The Watson Lake RCMP and the Yukon Coroner’s Service are continuing the investigation.