Yukon Coroner Confirms Two Fatalities at Lewes River Bridge

    a multi-vehicle collision at the Lewes River Bridge south of Whitehorse shortly after 3:30 pm on Sunday, July 5 resulted in two fatalities. Travis Richard ADAMS, 43 of Whitehorse and 47 year-old Nicole SANDERSON of Winnipeg, Manitoba perished in the collision.

    Yukon Coroner's Service has confirmed two fatalities resulting from a multi-vehicle collision which had occurred at the Lewes River Bridge south of Whitehorse shortly after 3:30 pm on Sunday, July 5.

    The collision involved two automobiles and a motorcycle. Preliminary investigation suggests that an east bound vehicle attempted to overtake the other vehicle heading in the same direction. The two vehicles made contact and it appeared that both vehicles lost control and the overtaking vehicle swerved across the westbound lane, colliding with an oncoming motorcycle. The motorcycle driver and a passenger in the rear seat of the automobile died at the scene.

    The motorcycle driver has been identified as 43 year-old Travis Richard ADAMS of Whitehorse. 47 year-old Nicole SANDERSON of Winnipeg, Manitoba had been in the rear passenger seat of the automobile. Autopsies will be held at Abbotsford Regional Hospital on July 9.

    Yukon Coroner's Service is continuing the investigation with the assistance of the Whitehorse RCMP.

    Yukon Coroner's Service extends our condolences to the families and friends of Mr. ADAMS and Ms. SANDERSON.

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