Edmonton, Alberta – Just before 8 p.m. on July 3, 2017 West Division patrol members were following a reported stolen truck travelling at 170 Street and 87 Avenue.
The vehicle was followed west out of the city in the area of Winterburn Road and eventually entered into a criminal flight with police at Whitemud Drive. Officers were directed to terminate the criminal flight when the truck was reported travelling left of centre. A short time after this, the truck collided head on with another vehicle.
One female occupant in the car was taken to hospital with life threatening injuries and the adult male driver was pronounced dead at the scene by EMS.
Several suspects fled on foot from the stolen truck at the collision scene and three were apprehended by patrol members nearby. The suspects arrested at the scene did not report any injuries that required medical treatment.
Major Collision Investigation Section continues to investigate the fatal collision. West Division continues to investigate the stolen vehicle and criminal flight, and charges are pending.
ASIRT is investigating the circumstances surrounding the conduct of police during the criminal flight response. The EPS will not be providing further information or comment regarding the circumstances surrounding the fatal collision given the ongoing ASIRT investigation.
Police report from ASIRT:
Edmonton Police Service
“Dedicated to Protect, Proud to Serve”