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Kelowna RCMP cleared by police watchdog after man walked away from car crash and later died

August 07, 2020 - 2:42 PM

There was no connection between the death of man involved in a Kelowna car crash last month and RCMP.

That’s the conclusion of an investigation by the Independent Investigations Office of B.C. released today, Aug. 7.

“The man was cooperative when speaking with police following the collision and he left the scene on foot of his own volition after speaking to (Emergency Health Services),” the report states.

“Therefore, the (Chief Civilian Director) has determined that there was no connection between the death of the man and the actions or inactions of officers on the scene and the investigation is now concluded.”

READ MORE: B.C.'s police watchdog offers new details about investigation into Kelowna death

The collision happened on July 25 at the intersection of Richter Street and Clement Avenue. The man seemed to be uninjured and walked away. His body was found about six hours later less than one kilometre from the crash scene.

The report did not provide any explanation for his death.


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