Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release
Oct. 29, 2012
SURREY – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) confirms that investigators have been deployed in response to a fatal motor vehicle incident in the Township of Langley.
On Oct. 29, 2012, Langley Traffic Services was conducting an Automated License Reader enforcement project combined with speed enforcement in the 24000 block of 0 Avenue in Langley. At approximately 17:30 hours (5:30 p.m.), a subject vehicle was identified. Officers attempted to stop the subject vehicle, which subsequently fled the scene.
Approximately three minutes later, a collision occurred; one of the vehicles was the subject vehicle from the earlier report. The male driver of a second vehicle was deceased at the scene. The driver of the subject vehicle is in custody. No other injuries were reported.
At 18:09 hours (6:09 p.m.), the IIO was notified about the incident. IIO staff has been deployed to the scene, including investigators from the Specialised Forensic and Collision team.
The IIO and the involved police service (Langley RCMP) are expected to work co-operatively 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.
Information related to the deceased remains under the jurisdiction of the BC Coroners Service. Further information regarding the IIO investigation will be made available Tuesday, Oct. 30, 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.
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