A 25-year-old Yellowknife man is dead following a single-vehicle crash on the Dettah Rd. about 8:30 Thursday morning.


Vehicles lined up at a roadblock Thursday morning on the Dettah Rd. at the intersection with the Ingraham Trail as RCMP investigated a fatal crash. John McFadden/NNSL photo

According to an RCMP news release, a preliminary investigation revealed the vehicle left the roadway and went into the ditch. The male driver and sole occupant was transported by ambulance to Stanton Territorial Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The crash closed the road and motorists were asked to avoid the area. The road was wet but not slippery at the time. A worker from the Dept. of Infrastructure, which oversees transportation, was stopping vehicles coming off the Ingraham Trail from heading down the Dettah Rd. He said the crash happened about two kilometres down the road. He did not know which way the driver was headed. The Mounties are assisting the NWT Chief Coroner as the investigation continues. No name has been released.

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