IIO investigators deployed to Salmon Arm fatal motor vehicle incident

Posted June 21, 2013

INFORMATION BULLETIN
Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release
June 21, 2013

SURREY – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) confirms that its investigators have been deployed to a fatal motor vehicle incident (MVI) involving the Salmon Arm RCMP.   According to the RCMP, on June 21, 2013 at approximately 12:15 a.m., RCMP officers in Salmon Arm were conducting a traffic stop on a vehicle and driver.  Initially the vehicle stopped; however when the officer approached, the vehicle reportedly fled.  A pursuit was initiated but was subsequently terminated.  Shortly thereafter, the subject vehicle collided with a truck that was in the area.  The driver of the subject vehicle did not survive her injuries.

The IIO was notified at 12:30 a.m., and deployed investigators immediately, including the Level 4 Traffic Reconstructionist.

The IIO and the RCMP will work within the terms agreed upon in the Memorandum of Understanding that was signed by the Chief Civilian Director and B.C.’s police services in July 2012.

As set by the Chief Civilian Director, the IIO’s goals are to conduct fair, unbiased, timely, thorough and competent investigations, and ensure transparency through public reporting.

Due to the preliminary stage of the investigation, no additional information is available at the present time.

Contact:

Kellie Kilpatrick
Independent Investigations Office of BC
kellie.kilpatrick@iiobc.ca