Winnipeg, Manitoba – On September 13, 2016, at approximately 3:50 p.m., a District 3 general patrol unit attempted to execute a traffic stop on a vehicle travelling on Boyd Avenue near Arlington Street. The subject vehicle failed to stop and accelerated westbound on Boyd Avenue. This vehicle then collided with a pick-up truck that was north-bound on Sinclair Street.
The driver of truck sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
As a result of the collision a 36-year-old adult female passenger from the first vehicle suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased. Two youths, who were passengers; a male and female, in their teens, sustained non-life-threatening injuries. An adult male passenger also sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
In addition, the driver of the subject vehicle, a 20-year-old male, sustained non-life-threatening injuries. The driver was charged with the following offences:
– Drive Impaired cause Death x 1, and bodily harm X 4
– Drive Dangerous resulting in Death x 1, and bodily harm x 4
– Flight from Police resulting in Death x 1, and bodily harm x 4
– Breach of Undertaking
– Warrant of Arrest x 2
– Drive Disqualified (criminal code)
He was detained in custody.
Because this police incident involved a fatality, the Independent Investigations Unit of Manitoba has taken jurisdiction as prescribed by their mandate. Any inquiries regarding this incident should be directed to their offices.
Winnipeg Police Service