Police watchdog investigating fatal Campbell River crash

Police watchdog investigating fatal Campbell River crash

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. (IIO) is looking for information on a fatal crash that claimed the life of a woman in Campbell River early Monday morning.

The RCMP told the independent police watchdog that they received a report of a grey Subaru Outback being driven erratically while heading northbound on the Island Highway near Perkins Road around 5:30 a.m.

About 30 minutes later, just before 6 a.m., Mounties say they received a report of a single-vehicle collision involving a grey Subaru Outback just north of the 6400-block of the Island Highway.

“The Outback had been travelling southbound when it left the road, and the female driver and sole occupant was pronounced deceased at the scene,” said the IIO in a release Wednesday.

The IIO is an independent agency that investigates any incident involving police that results in serious harm or death, whether or not there are allegations of wrongdoing.

The watchdog says it was notified of the crash shortly after it occurred.

“Initial investigative steps will seek to confirm what role, if any, police actions or inactions may have played in the death,” reads the IIO release.

The IIO is now asking for anyone with information or video of the crash to contact its witness line at 1-855-446-8477, or submit information on its website.

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