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RCMP watchdog looking into South Okanagan crash

The Independent Investigations Office. Global News

B.C.’s civilian police watchdog is looking into an injury-causing crash between an RCMP vehicle and another car near Penticton.

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RCMP have told the Independent Investigations Office that just before 7 p.m. on July 10, a BC Highway Patrol officer responding to an unrelated incident was involved in a crash with a civilian vehicle at the intersection of Maple Street and 10th Avenue in the Okanagan Falls area.

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“Emergency Health Services attended and transported the two occupants of the civilian vehicle to a local area hospital for treatment where one occupant was found to be suffering serious injuries,” according to an IIO press release.

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The IIO was notified of the incident shortly after it occurred and has commenced an investigation.

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The IIO is asking any person with relevant information about the incident to please contact the Witness Line toll-free at 1-855-446-8477 or via the contact form on the IIO website.

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