B.C. police watchdog clears Mounties in deadly crash
Fatal accident caused by banned driver
RCMP officers who tried to stop a prohibited driver in Langley, B.C., didn't commit any offences when the driver fled and his truck was involved in a deadly crash, according to B.C.’s police watchdog.
The Independent Investigations Office was called in to investigate the Oct. 29 incident.
RCMP traffic officers checking license plates spotted a truck linked it to a person who'd been banned from driving.
Officers tried to stop the truck, but it sped away and a few minutes later it crashed into two other vehicles.
A 47-year-old man who was driving one of the other cars was killed in the crash.
In a report released Friday, IIO Director Richard Rosenthal says there is no evidence any police officer involved committed an offence related to the death.