Update: Burnaby RCMP investigating collision that has resulted in the death of a 14-year-old girl

Burnaby

2022-05-09 16:01 PDT

File # 2022-14760

Burnaby RCMP’s Criminal Collision Investigation Team is continuing to investigate a tragic collision that resulted in the death of a 14-year-old girl in Burnaby on Thursday, May 5.

Burnaby RCMP continues to gather evidence and is in possession of video from the area, including surveillance video that shows one view of the incident.

Burnaby RCMP is looking at all factors and circumstances that may have contributed to this tragic event, though speed and impairment are not believed to be elements.

Police are aware that a dog had been nearby at the time of the collision. Investigators are still analyzing all statements and information, however, there is no indication the dog was behaving dangerously or had previously been the subject of any complaints to police.

We know the community is looking for answers as to what caused this tragic collision. We are asking people not to jump to conclusions as our officers continue to gather necessary evidence. There are many people affected by this tragedy and we are working to ensure supports are in place for anyone affected, said Cpl. Mike Kalanj with Burnaby RCMP.

The truck company involved continues to cooperate with the investigation.
 

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Cpl. Michael Kalanj

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Burnaby RCMP
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