IIO is Investigating a Motor Vehicle Incident in Kamloops (2021-264)

Case: 2021-264 Incident Date: September 26, 2021 Location: Kamloops Detachment: Kamloops Agency: RCMP Incident Classification: Death Case Status: Open - Investigation in Progress

INFORMATION BULLETIN
Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release

Surrey, B.C. – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of BC is investigating a motor vehicle incident in Kamloops.

Information provided by the RCMP indicates that on September 26, 2021, a white Suzuki motorcycle passed an officer driving a marked police van travelling eastbound on Highway 1. A short time later at approximately 6:50 p.m., the  motorcycle was involved in a collision with a black Dodge Ram pickup truck at the intersection of Highland Road and Highway 1. The rider of the motorcycle, a man, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The IIO has commenced an investigation to determine what role, if any, police action or inaction may have played in the death.

The IIO is asking any person with relevant information or dashcam 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.

Background

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.

info@iiobc.ca

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