WATCH: The driver of the truck that smashed into a West Shore RCMP officer and killed the mother of two has been released from custody without charges.
A day after a horrific West Shore RCMP officer crash that claimed the life of an 11-year veteran of the force, the man driving the truck that hit her has been released from police custody.
Cst. Sarah Becket, a 32-year-old mother of two little boys, was killed early Tuesday morning when her RCMP cruiser was hit by a truck at a Langford intersection.
A witnesses says he saw the truck speeding down the street just moments before the crash.
“At the speed he was going there was no way he was going to stop,” Jordan Coons says. “He hit directly on the door, it was a direct hit.”
There are also rampant rumours the driver of the truck was impaired, but with the criminal investigation on-going, police have yet to comment on whether that’s true.
“We will take time necessary to document evidence at the scene, collect witness statements, review and process forensic evidence and review any further statements,” says Cpl. Janelle Shoihet of the RCMP.
Truck that killed RCMP officer ‘notorious’
Several different sources have told CHEK News that the truck that hit Officer Beckett’s car had been speeding around this area and other parts of the West Shore on many different occasions and was a serious safety concern.
RCMP are hoping anyone with information about that or knowledge about the night of the crash will come forward.
CHEK News has learned the name of the driver but since charges have not yet been laid, we’ve been advised not to release the driver’s name.
It’s not yet clear what charges will be laid but there will likely be several different charges.
“As with any criminal fatal investigation, the investigators are going to gather all information and evidence and consult with crown counsel with respect to applicable charges.” Cpl. Shoihet says.
In the meantime, police say they’re doing everything they can to make sure justice is served.