Fatal vehicle crash on Highway 3 south of Behchoko
April 23, 2020
Behchoko RCMP responded to a single vehicle incident approximately 15 km south of Behchoko.
At approximately 5:00 pm, on Wednesday, April 22, 2020, Behchoko RCMP were dispatched to a motor vehicle incident near Mosquito Creek, south of Behchoko.
Members located a vehicle on its roof, about 150 feet off the roadway.
Two occupants of the vehicle were transported by ground ambulance to Yellowknife for medical treatment of non-life threatening injuries. A third occupant, a woman from Behchoko, was located, deceased.
Two other occupants of the vehicle were unaccounted for when the RCMP arrived on site and efforts are being made to locate them.
Behchoko RCMP is investigating the incident along with the NWT Office of the Chief Coroner.
The NT RCMP Collision Analyst Unit deployed to complete a forensic exam of the scene.
Behchoko Ambulance and Fire Department members were also on site to assist the RCMP, as well as the GNWT Department of Transportation, who provided traffic control. The highway remained open during the investigation.
It is believed alcohol and/or drugs use is a factor in this incident. The investigation is ongoing and updates to follow.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Behchoko RCMP at 392-1111, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 nwtnutips.com, (click on “submit a web tip”) or text: “nwtnutips” plus your message to 274637.
Media Relations Officer
Northwest Territories RCMP – Yellowknife, NT