Update: Police provide details about fatal highway incident

Last modified: March 9, 2018 at 3:24pm

Police say their investigation continues but no charges are pending after a pick-up truck struck and killed a 35-year-old man outside Yellowknife in the early hours of Friday.

The incident took place 25 km west of Yellowknife, on Highway 3, at around 5:40 AM. The road between Yellowknife and Behchoko was closed for two hours while emergency services responded.

In a statement, RCMP said the pick-up truck had been travelling towards Yellowknife when it hit the man – who had been travelling in the other direction, and had parked on the highway shoulder before getting out of his vehicle.


He was pronounced dead at the scene. Police have not released his identity.

The highway is the only road connection between the south and the territorial capital.

Friday morning’s accident followed two separate incidents on the Ingraham Trail a day earlier. One tractor trailer flipped onto its side and another crashed before leaking fuel. No injuries were reported and that road, Highway 4, has reopened.