Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release
Surrey, B.C. – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of BC confirms that the affected person, a man, involved in a motor vehicle incident in Enderby has died.
As stated in our initial release, information provided by the RCMP indicates that on August 30, 2020 at approximately 11:00 a.m., the RCMP received several reports of a motorcyclist without a helmet travelling north on Highway 97 in the Vernon area. The motorcyclist was then observed in Enderby by an officer who attempted an unsuccessful traffic stop.
Shortly after the attempted traffic stop, the motorcycle was involved in a collision with another vehicle on Highway 97 at Springbend Road. The rider was transported to hospital with serious injuries, and on September 1, 2020*, the IIO was notified that the man had died in hospital.
The IIO investigation into the incident continues. The BC Coroners Service is also conducting an independent investigation to determine how, where, when and by what means he came to his death.
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.
*A previous version of this release reported that the man died on August 31, 2020 in error.