Hit and Run vehicle that killed Cyclist on Alaska Highway located

Whitehorse RCMP vehicles seen on Two Mile Hill blocking accsess to Alasaka highway (Photo by Panebi Wilson)

The police are asking anyone with a dash camera footage showing a black Chrysler 300.

The Whitehorse RCMP has located the vehicle involved in the Hit and Run collision involving a cyclist. 

At about 8:30am Thursday, the Whitehorse RCMP responded to a hit and run incident involving a cyclist. The incident necessitated the closure of Two Mile Hill and the Alaska Highway and Centennial Street and the Alaska Highway as multiple investigators including traffic collision analysts were present at the scene of the collision. 

RCMP media release Friday morning said the cyclist was killed by the hit and run vehicle.

Earlier, the police said they were in search of a black Chrysler 300 vehicle or similar with front end damage which was believed to be involved in the collision with the cyclist. The RCMP confirms the vehicle has been located. 

Chon Fm reached out to the RCMP to get more details on when and how the vehicle was found and asked that they confirm if the cyclist was pronounced dead on the scene of the collision. The RCMP said they are unable to provide further comments as the investigation is ongoing. 

The Alaska highway road closure lasted for about six hours forcing motorist coming from Potter Creek and Whistle Bend area to find alternative routes. It was reopened at 2:45 pm on Thursday.  

The police are asking anyone with a dash camera footage showing a black Chrysler 300, from the morning of June 13, 2024 or who were a witness to the collision, to contact the Whitehorse RCMP Sergeant Brent Edwards, Whitehorse Detachment Operations by calling 867-667-6715. 

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