IIO is Seeking Witnesses to a Motor Vehicle Incident in Abbotsford (2022-214)Case: 2022-214 Incident Date: August 7, 2022 Location: Abbotsford Detachment: Abbotsford Police Department Agency: Municipal Incident Classification: Death Case Status: Open - Investigation in Progress
Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release
Surrey, B.C. – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of BC is seeking witnesses and video in relation to a police pursuit and motor vehicle collision that resulted in the deaths two people in Abbotsford.
At about 4:10 p.m. on August 7, 2022, members of the Abbotsford Police Department located a stolen white 1991 Acura Integra in a shopping complex near the intersection of Hillcrest Avenue and Emerson Street. Police attempted to stop the Acura which fled the area and was pursued. The Acura went off the road on Maclure Road near Clearbrook Road and collided with a tree.
As previously released by the RCMP the stolen Acura had been flagged as having connection to the human remains found in a burned vehicle in Summerland.
The female passenger was pronounced deceased at the scene, and the male driver was transported to the hospital and was also pronounced deceased shortly thereafter.
The IIO is asking any person with relevant information, dashcam or other 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.