IIO is Investigating a Motor Vehicle Incident near Boston Bar (2022-173)

Case: 2022-173 Incident Date: July 14, 2022 Detachment: Boston Bar Location: Boston Bar Agency: RCMP Incident Classification: Death Case Status: Closed - With Public Report

Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release

Surrey, B.C. – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of BC is investigating a fatal motor vehicle incident near Hells Gate where one man has died.

Information provided by the RCMP states that at approximately 9:15 a.m. on July 14, 2022, police received a call regarding a man reported to be in crisis.

At about 10:00 a.m., an officer observed the vehicle driving northbound on Highway 1, and a short time later the vehicle went off the road and fell down the nearby cliffside. The sole occupant of the vehicle was declared deceased at the scene.

The IIO was notified of the incident shortly after it occurred and has commenced an investigation to determine what role, if any, police actions or inactions may have played in the death.

The IIO is asking any person with relevant information 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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