British Columbia

Driver released without charge after collision that killed RCMP Const. Sarah Beckett

Police say the man taken into custody following a collision that killed an RCMP officer in Langford, B.C., has been released without charge.

Investigation into the deadly crash ongoing

A man taken into custody at the scene of the crash that killed RCMP Const. Sarah Beckett Tuesday morning has been released without charge (Richard Zussman/CBC)

Police say the man taken into custody following a collision that killed an RCMP officer in Langford, B.C., has been released without charge.

Const. Sarah Beckett died yesterday after her cruiser was struck by a pickup truck. The collision happened at an intersection at around 3:30 a.m. local time Tuesday and Beckett was pronounced dead at around 4 a.m., while the
other driver was not seriously injured.

An RCMP spokesperson says a man taken into custody at the scene was released without charge this morning.

Beckett, shown here in a 2008 Facebook photo, had just returned to work after her second maternity leave. (Facebook )

Investigators continue to speak with witnesses and document evidence related to the crash.

With files from Megan Thomas

With a file from The Canadian Press

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