Yukon RCMP seek witnesses to fatal hit and run on Alaska Highway near Watson Lake, Yukon

April 16, 2023
Watson Lake, Yukon

News release

The Yukon RCMP Major Crime Unit, Watson Lake Detachment, Yukon RCMP Traffic Services, and other supporting units are investigating a fatal hit and run collision that occurred on the Alaska Highway approximately two kilometres west of the Town of Watson Lake. A 27-year-old male is deceased.

On April 15, 2023, at 12:10 a.m. a member of the public reported the incident to the police. Watson Lake Detachment and Emergency Medical Services attended the scene. The highway was closed for a period of time to continue the investigation. The highway was fully reopened during the afternoon of April 15.

The investigation is being supported by the Yukon Coroner's Office, the Town of Watson Lake and Liard First Nation.

Investigators would like to speak to anyone who was travelling the Alaska Highway between Watson Lake and Upper Liard between the hours of 10:00 p.m. on Friday, April 14, and 12:10 a.m. on April 15.

Investigators are also requesting anyone with dashboard video cameras travelling the Alaska Highway between Whitehorse and Watson Lake, both west and east bound, between midnight and 5:00am on April 15, to call the RCMP.

Anyone with information about this investigation is encouraged to contact Yukon RCMP Major Crime Unit at 867-667-5555 in Whitehorse, at 867-536-5555 if calling from Watson Lake, or with the local prefix if calling from another community.


Contact information

Yukon RCMP

File number: 2023-496334

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