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Man wanted in fatal Behchoko crash arrested in Edmonton

Transport Canada and RCMP investigated an auto dealership in Hay River for alleged welding of highway tanks without proper registration. NNSL file photo

Edmonton police brought Steven Theriault, the man wanted in connection with a fatal collision near Mosquito Creek April 22, into custody Tuesday.

According to NT RCMP, Theriault, 44, will be brought back to the territory to face "numerous" criminal and traffic act charges in the next few days.

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The collision in the area of Behchoko, on Highway 3, claimed the life of a female passenger and injured two others.

Police say drugs and alcohol may have contributed to the collision.

Anyone with information on the motor vehicle collision of April 22nd, 2020, is asked to call Behchoko RCMP at 392-1111, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, (click on "submit a web tip") or text: “nwtnutips” plus your message to 274637.