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Police watchdog handing officer-involved crash investigation back to Kamloops RCMP

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August 19, 2016 - 9:40 AM

KAMLOOPS - The province's police watchdog is handing the investigation into an officer-involved collision in Valleyview back to the Kamloops RCMP.

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. spokesperson Aidan Buckley confirmed today, Aug. 19, they no longer looking into the incident.

"That's because there was no serious harm," Buckley says. The Independent Investigations Office began investigating earlier this week.

Kamloops RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Jodi Shelkie says the detachment will be conducting its own investigation into the crash and will be releasing more information later today.

It happened Monday morning, Aug. 15, on the Trans Canada in Valleyview.

RCMP said an officer was driving a marked police vehicle around 8:00 a.m. and had the lights and sirens turned on.

The original RCMP media release said the officer attempted to make a legal U-turn at a green light at Grand Boulevard and Highway 1 East, when a second vehicle ran a red light and collided with a cruiser.

The detachment sent out a second release the next day saying the officer attempted the U-turn on a red light.

There were no serious injuries, police said.

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