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B.C. Mounties cleared of wrongdoing in fatal crash

RCMP cordon off a crime scene using police tape.

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B.C.'s police watchdog says RCMP officers who tried to stop a prohibited driver in Langley, B.C., didn't commit any offences when the driver fled and his truck was involved in a deadly crash.

The Independent Investigations Office was called in to investigate the incident, which occurred on Oct. 29 when RCMP traffic officers checking license plates spotted the truck and linked it to a person who'd been banned from driving.

Officers tried to stop the truck, but it sped away and a few minutes later it collided with two other vehicles.

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A 47-year-old man who was driving one of the other vehicles was killed in the crash.

In a report released Friday, IIO director Richard Rosenthal says there is no evidence any police officer involved in the incident committed an offence related to the death.

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