Whitehorse RCMP investigates a hit and run collision on Rabbit’s Foot Canyon area

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

The vehicle involved fled the scene of the collision. 

The Whitehorse RCMP are investigating a collision on Rabbit’s Foot Canyon area on the Alaska Highway, in Whitehorse.

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. 

According to RCMP media release, the vehicle involved fled the scene of the collision. 

The road closure lasted for about 6 hours forcing motorist coming from Potter Creek and Whistle Bend area to find alternative routes. 
When Chon Fm reporters where on scene at about 10am, one officer said the road closure was because the police were conducting a traffic collision investigation on the Alaska highway and that there were no threats to public safety. 

The police are looking for a black Chrysler 300 vehicle or similar with front end damage which is believed to be involved in the collision with the cyclist and are asking residents to be on the lookout. If a vehicle matching this description is seen, residents are advised not to approach it, but to contact the police at 867-667-5555.

The RCMP posted on their Facebook at 2:45 pm, that the Alaska highway is now open to traffic. Motorists are advised to exercise caution while driving by the highway as officers are still on the scene of the collision. 

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