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John Eric Nordine (1908-1960)
Malcolm Caliou (1919-1960)
Glen Arthur Culver (1919-1960)
Phillip Henry Asp (1926-1960)

Highlights of History from The Whitehorse Star

The Whitehorse Pioneer Cemetery

The Whitehorse Star - Thursday, January 21, 1960

Headline: Carbon Monoxide Poisons Four In South Highway Tragedy

    Four men were found dead early January 11 in a car stuck in a snowbank at Mile 645. Police said they apparently died from carbon monoxide poisoning.

    They were John Eric Nordine, 52, of Kamloops, Malcolm Cailiou, 41, of Grande Prairie, Glen Arthur Culver, 41, of Fort Assiniboine and Phillip Henry Asp, 34, from Watson Lake.

    Police said the car evidently became stuck in the snowdrift and the four left the motor running for warmth, while waiting for help. The temperature Sunday night was 20 below zero.

    The men were disccvered at 3:30 a.m. Janvary 11 by Whitehorse resident George Peel. All four were employed by MacNamara-Hislop Construction Company, one of the sub-contractors for RCA Victor on the microwave project.