Steven Theriault, suspected driver in fatal April car crash near Behchokǫ̀, arrested

Steven Theriault was sentenced to six and a half years for driving the vehicle that crashed on Highway 3 on April 22, killing one young woman. (Photo courtesy of RCMP).

Edmonton police arrested 44-year-old Steven Theriault Tuesday evening.

Behchokǫ̀ RCMP suspect Theriault was the driver in a car crash that left a young mother dead and two other people injured.

Officers took about 20 minutes to arrive at the scene following a call about the crash. In that time, they say Theriault fled.

Officers found the car upside down, 150 feet from Highway 3, near Mosquito Creek, about 16 kilometres south of Edzo.

Police issued two public calls for help to find Theriault since the crash on April 22.

“He is currently in custody and will be brought back to the Northwest Territories in the next few days to face numerous Criminal Code and GNWT Motor Vehicle Act charges in relation to the incident,” reads an RCMP news release.

If you have any additional information on the crash, you can contact Behchokǫ̀ RCMP at 392-1111, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or text: “nwtnutips” plus your message to 274637.

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Francis Tessier-Burns
Francis was a reporter with CKLB from January 2019 to March 2023. In his time with CKLB, he had the immense pleasure and honour of learning about northern Indigenous cultures.