Fatal Campbell River crash investigation still waiting on reconstruction data
CAMPBELL RIVER, B.C- Reports are still being compiled on a fatal crash near Campbell River in the spring.
According to Staff Sgt. Troy Beauregard with the Campbell River RCMP, investigators are waiting to get back data from multiple technical reports on the crash.
Speaking on Monday, Beauregard indicated that traffic reconstruction data was one of those reports, though he could not detail the others.
A 41-year old woman from Oyster River was arrested after the deadly crash between a silver Volkswagen Jetta and a 2000 grey Toyota Tundra at the intersection of Jubilee Parkway and Highway 19 around 5:45 a.m. on April 2.
The Tundra didn’t stay at the scene after the collision, which left 39 year old Chris Pys, a Merville-area resident, with life-threatening injuries.
He later passed away in hospital.
Beauregard also indicated there are no additional vehicles or people identified in the investigation, and couldn’t provide a timeline for when the investigation might finish.
Beauregard previously stated that police are looking at failure to stop at an accident causing death as the main charge, while the investigation considers the role of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and possible impaired operation.
The woman was released by police without charges the day after her arrest.
Beauregard stated the investigation is still moving forward, and that members of the detachment are “working diligently.”