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IIU investigating Morden police chase that led to fatal crash

A Morden police vehicle. File

Manitoba’s police watchdog says it’s looking into the circumstances that led to a fatal crash in Morden following a police chase.

The Independent Investigation Unit (IIU) said the incident, which took place around midnight on Friday, took place when suspects fled a traffic stop by Morden Police.

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After a chase, police stopped the pursuit for safety reasons, but later found the vehicle on its side in a field.

The driver and a passenger were found in need of medical attention and taken to hospital. The passenger later died of his injuries.

Because the incident involved a death, the IIU said it has also asked for the presence of a civilian monitor.

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