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19-year-old medevaced to Edmonton following crash

Last modified: August 31, 2020 at 10:56am


A 19-year-old woman has been medevaced to Edmonton following a vehicle rollover near Behchokǫ̀ early on Sunday morning.

RCMP were alerted to the incident 30 km east of the community at around 3:30am on Sunday, a spokesperson told Cabin Radio by email on Monday.

Firefighters from Yellowknife used jaws of life to rescue the woman, who has not been identified, from the wrecked vehicle.

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Police said the woman was first brought to Yellowknife’s Stanton Territorial Hospital then later transferred to Edmonton. Her condition is unknown.

RCMP are investigating, with a specialist collision analyst spending time at the scene.

“Preliminary findings suggest that alcohol could have been a factor,” RCMP said.

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