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Public inquest to be held into the death of Jordan Lafond

A public inquest will be held into the death of Jordan Lafond who was a passenger in a stolen truck being chased by Saskatoon police. File / Global News

A public inquest will be held into the 2016 death of Jordan Lafond.

Lafond, 21, was a passenger in a stolen truck when the driver crashed into a fence near Bethlehem Catholic High School on Oct. 23, 2016 while being chased by Saskatoon police.

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He was seriously injured and died the next day in hospital.

The driver of the stolen truck, Reece Terrance Fiddler, was sentenced in September 2017 to four years in prison for evading police, along with other charges.

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The chief coroner can call an inquest in the death of any person to determine, in part, the medical cause and manner of death.

The coroner’s jury can make recommendations to prevent similar deaths.

The inquest, which is scheduled for five days, will start on March 5 at Saskatoon Court of Queen’s Bench.

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