IIO is Investigating a Motor Vehicle Incident in Campbell River (2023-221)

Case: 2023-221 Incident Date: July 31, 2023 Detachment: Campbell River Location: Campbell River Agency: RCMP Incident Classification: Death Case Status: Closed - Without Public Report

Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release

Surrey, B.C. — The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of BC is investigating a motor vehicle incident in Campbell River that resulted in the death of one woman.

Information provided by the RCMP states that at about 5:30 a.m. on July 31, 2023, police received a call regarding a grey Subaru Outback that was allegedly being driven erratically northbound on the Island Highway near Perkins Road.

Just before 6:00 a.m., police responded to a report of a single vehicle collision involving the grey Subaru Outback just north of the 6400-block of Island Highway. The Outback had been travelling southbound when it left the road, and the female driver and sole occupant was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The IIO was notified of the incident shortly after the collision occurred. Initial investigative steps will seek to confirm what role, if any, police actions or inactions may have played in the death.

The IIO is asking any person with relevant information or video footage of the incident to please contact the Witness Line toll-free at 1-855-446-8477 or via the contact form on the iiobc.ca website.


The IIO is the Independent civilian oversight agency of the police in British Columbia. It investigates all officer-related incidents that result in serious harm or death, whether or not there is any allegation of wrongdoing.


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