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B.C.'s police watchdog investigating Kamloops crash that killed motorcyclist

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September 27, 2021 - 2:34 PM

A motorcyclist was killed in a collision on the Trans-Canada Highway in Kamloops last night after passing a police vehicle, and the province's police watchdog is investigating.

The motorcycle collided with the front quarter panel of a black Dodge Ram at the intersection of Highway 1 and Highland Road after running a red light, Sept. 26, around 6:50 p.m.

According to the independent investigations office, the white Suzuki motorcycle passed a marked police van travelling eastbound on the highway shortly before the collision.

The rider was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the pick up truck was uninjured.

The identity of the person killed has not been released.

Kamloops RCMP notified the police watchdog, which is now investigating to determine what role, if any, police action or inaction may have played in the death.

The IIO is an independent civilian oversight agency of the police in B.C. It investigates all officer-related incidents that result in serious harm or death, whether or not there is any allegation of wrongdoing.

Any person with relevant information or dash cam footage of the incident to please contact the Witness Line toll-free at 1-855-446-8477 or via the contact form on the website here.


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