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RCMP actions not at fault in deadly Kamloops freeway bike crash

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Unbiased investigators have dominated out any police wrongdoing after a motorcyclist crashed right into a parked RCMP automobile on the freeway in Kamloops and later died in hospital.

The Unbiased Investigations Workplace of B.C. has closed its investigation into the deadly crash on July 22.

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The marked RCMP automobile had its lights activated in a westbound journey lane on Freeway 1, at Holman Highway, whereas serving to firefighters with an unrelated incident. Fireplace autos with lights activated have been additionally on the scene.

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“After about 20 minutes, throughout which period over 100 autos safely handed the emergency autos, a person using a motorbike collided with the again finish of the unoccupied police automobile earlier than then colliding with the again of a hearth truck parked close by,” mentioned a press release from the IIO on Thursday.

The rider was critically injured and was pronounced lifeless on Aug. 1.

The chief civilian director of the IIO has regarded on the proof — together with evaluation from the scene, video footage, witness statements and hospital and police data — and “decided that neither police actions nor inaction contributed to the person’s tragic dying.

“The police automobile was parked safely with lights activated to direct visitors across the numerous emergency autos on the scene.”

The IIO famous pace and alcohol seem to have been contributing components.

jruttle@postmedia.com

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