At about 8 p.m., Edmonton Police Service (EPS) officers operating a marked police vehicle encountered a black Honda Accord which was displaying a licence plate different from the one registered to it. EPS officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the Accord in the area of 101 Street and Jasper Avenue, but the vehicle failed to stop and fled the scene. The officers declared a criminal flight response, and notified a supervisor. The supervisor ordered the officers to terminate the pursuit.

The subject vehicle left the area, and shortly thereafter, the officers arrived at the scene of a motor vehicle collision on the Walterdale Bridge involving the Honda Accord and an unrelated second vehicle. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) declared the driver of the subject vehicle deceased at the scene of the collision. A passenger in the Accord was transported to hospital and remains in stable condition. The driver of the unrelated vehicle was transported to the hospital by ambulance and released July 15 at 5 a.m.

ASIRT is asking anyone who was in the area before or at the time of the collision and who witnessed or has video of the incident to contact ASIRT investigators at 780-644-1483.

ASIRT’s investigation will examine the actions of police during this incident, while EPS will maintain conduct of the investigation into the occupants of the subject vehicle. With ASIRT’s investigation underway, no further information will be released at this time.

ASIRT’s mandate is to effectively, independently, and objectively investigate incidents involving Alberta’s police that have resulted in serious injury or death to any person, as well as serious or sensitive allegations of police misconduct.

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This release is distributed by the Government of Alberta on behalf of the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team.


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