Two killed in Highway 3 collision

A Google Maps view of Highway 3.

G-Division RCMP confirms the collision of a white sedan and transport truck on Monday morning along NWT highway 3 killed two people.

“Both occupants of the sedan, a 47-year-old man and a 47-year-old woman, were deceased upon arrival. The driver of the semi-trailer did not sustain any injury,” say police in a news release issued today.

The collision closed the highway for four hours yesterday, near the scene of the accident near kilometre 268, about 65 kilometres north of Yellowknife.

Several community members say they were from Behchoko.

No names have been released. Out of respect for the families CKLB will be waiting for official release of the names.

The investigation into this fatal collision is ongoing. Police add, “alcohol is not believed to be a factor.”

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Josh Campbell
Start your morning with the Splash on Denendeh Sunrise from 7:30-8:30am. Campbell was trained and mentored by longtime CKLB host and Gwich'in entertainer William Greenland. Prior to hosting the morning show and filling in on the Saturday Request Show, he had stints in the Yukon on CKRW the Rush, CBC North in Yellowknife, and began his broadcasting career at CJCD Mix 100. Before moving North he was born and raised on the banks of the Tobique River, the traditional territory of the Wolastoqiyik, Tobique Maliseet First Nation.