Police arrest suspect in Whitehorse hit-and-run that killed cyclist

Traffic lined up along Mountainview Drive in Whitehorse on June 13 after a cyclist was hit by a vehicle on the Alaska Highway. Police now say they've arrested the alleged driver of the vehicle. (Jackie Hong/CBC - image credit)

Whitehorse RCMP say they've charged the suspect involved in a hit-and-run that killed a cyclist on the Alaska Highway two weeks ago.

Adam Lougheed, 41, was arrested and charged with driving while prohibited, dangerous driving causing death, and failing to remain at the scene of a collision that caused death, RCMP said in a news release Wednesday.

Lougheed has several pending charges in the Yukon, Alberta and British Columbia, and was bound by a court-ordered Canada-wide driving prohibition at the time of the death, RCMP said.

At the time of his arrest, he was already in custody pending a bail hearing for incidents in Whitehorse on June 18 and June 21.

RCMP said on June 18, they received a report of a male who had been stabbed and had his vehicle stolen. He sustained non-life threatening injuries.

On June 21, police found the stolen vehicle being driven in Whitehorse.

Lougheed was arrested and also charged with robbery, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, uttering threats to cause death, operating a motor vehicle while prohibited, and possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000.

"Again, Yukon RCMP extend our condolences to the family of the deceased, and our gratitude to the first responders, community members and witnesses on June 13, 2024 and throughout this investigation," the release said.

Lougheed appeared in court on Tuesday and remains in custody.