RCMP Officer Kills 5-Year-Old Boy in Fatal Crash (Penticton, 9/15/15)

On Tuesday, September 15, 2015, an off-duty RCMP officer was involved in a fatal crash involving a five-year-old boy, James Christian McIntosh, in Penticton, BC. The officer, traveling in his personal vehicle, collided with and killed the young pedestrian around 5 at the  intersection of Fairview Road and Highway 97. McIntosh was out for a bike ride with his father when struck by the officer who was making a right-hand turn in the intersection. Initial reports suggest that McIntosh was using the crosswalk correctly when hit by the officer. The five-year-old boy succumbed to his injuries after being transported to hospital. The officer who killed the boy is a member of the Penticton RCMP detachment and has been placed on administrative leave. The Independent Investigation Office of BC (IIO) has been called in to investigate.

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