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Civilian Oversight Requested After Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision in Corner Brook


RNC in Corner Brook are requesting that the Department of Justice and Public Safety engage an independent agency to oversee the investigation following a fatal motor vehicle collision that occurred in the city on Friday evening.

On Friday evening an RNC Patrol Officer travelling on Main Street in Corner Brook attempted to initiate a traffic safety stop with a vehicle.

The vehicle failed to stop for police.

A short time later, the officer located the vehicle in an area known as lower Caribou Road where it had collided in to a private dwelling.

There was one individual in the vehicle, a man in his twenties, who was taken to a hospital by paramedics, but succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased.

As in all cases where an RNC officer is present at an incident that results in a serious injury or death, the Chief of Police has requested that the Department of Justice and Public Safety engage an independent agency to oversee the investigation.