Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release
Oct. 30, 2012
SURREY – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) will continue to investigate in response to a fatal motor vehicle incident in the Township of Langley.
On Oct. 29, 2012, Langley Traffic Services was conducting an Automated Licence Reader enforcement project combined with speed enforcement in the 24000 block of 0 Avenue in Langley. At approximately 17:30 hours (5:30 p.m.), a subject vehicle was identified. Officers attempted to stop the subject vehicle, which subsequently fled the scene.
Approximately three minutes later, a collision occurred involving the subject vehicle and two other vehicles who had not been involved in the previous incident. The male driver of one of those vehicles was deceased at the scene. The driver of the subject vehicle is in custody.
At 18:09 hours (6:09 p.m.), the IIO was notified about the incident and deployed seven investigative personnel. The IIO resources included investigators from the Specialized Forensic and Collision team as well as the Manager, Affected Persons. Preliminary investigative tasks included identifying any officer and civilian witnesses, ensuring the security of the scene and the notification of the next of kin.
Any witnesses to this incident are asked to call the IIO Information Line at 1 855 446-8477.
The IIO and the involved police service (Langley RCMP) are working co-operatively within the terms agreed upon in the Memorandum of Understanding that was signed by the Chief Civilian Director and B.C.’s police services in July 2012. The MOU provides for how the IIO and the involved police agency will work together where there is a concurrent investigation underway.
As set by the Chief Civilian Director, the IIO’s goals are to conduct fair, unbiased, timely, thorough and competent investigations and ensure transparency through public reporting.
Independent Investigations Office website: http://www.iiobc.ca/
Kellie Kilpatrick Independent Investigations Office of BC