On Thursday, Sept. 28, 2023, at 1:45 p.m. West Branch patrol officers responded to a check on welfare call in the north parkade at West Edmonton Mall (170 Street and 90 Avenue). It was reported to police that a Toyota Camry sedan was travelling through the parkade when an adult male passenger stood up through the sunroof of the sedan. As the vehicle was passing underneath a ramp, the passenger struck a concrete beam.
EMS responded, treated and transported the 18-year-old male passenger to hospital; however, he succumbed to his injuries. The 17-year-old male driver of the sedan and a 15-year-old female passenger did not report any injuries.
EPS Major Collision Investigations Section (MCIS) continues to investigate. Speed and impairment are not believed to be factors in this collision.
Investigators are asking anyone who witnessed the collision or has dashcam footage of the accident to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.p3tips.com/250.