2 killed in early morning accident in Whitehorse

Yukon RCMP say an 18-year-old man and an 18-year-old woman were killed in a single-vehicle crash Monday morning. Impaired driving charges are pending against the driver, police say.

RCMP say a man and a woman, both 18, were killed in single-vehicle crash Monday morning

Police blocked off a portion of Hamilton Boulevard on Monday morning after the single-vehicle accident that killed two people. (Philippe Morin/CBC)

Yukon RCMP say two teenagers were killed early Monday morning, in a single vehicle crash on Hamilton Boulevard in Whitehorse.

And police say in a news release that impaired driving charges are pending against the 20-year-old man who was driving the vehicle.

The accident happened at about 6:30 a.m., about one kilometre south of Bigway Foods, near Falcon Drive.

Police arrived to find an 18-year-old man and an 18-year-woman, both passengers in the vehicle, dead at the scene. They have not been named by police. 

A male passenger was also assessed at the scene, and another male passenger was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The driver was arrested and taken to hospital, then later released into police custody. 

A section of Hamilton Boulevard was closed in both directions for several hours after the accident. The road reopened to traffic just after 2 p.m.