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Police investigating early-morning fatal collision involving stolen vehicle

For Immediate Release: 25-May-2023 @ 11:30 AM
MRU #: TR23015 

The Edmonton Police Service is investigating a fatal collision involving a stolen vehicle that occurred earlier this morning in northwest Edmonton.

At approximately 5:35 a.m. today, Thursday, May 25, 2023, Northwest Branch patrol members responded to a single-vehicle collision call near 120 Avenue and 89 Street.

It was reported to police, that a 2010 Toyota RAV4 had been stolen from a residential garage near 125 Avenue and 81 Street by two male suspects.

The male owner of the RAV4, who happened to be at a nearby convenience store at the time of the theft, spotted his RAV4 drive by, and subsequently pursued the two suspects from a distance in a secondary vehicle, while speaking with 911 Emergency Operators.

Shortly thereafter, the stolen vehicle lost control and struck a tree on 120 Avenue, killing the 27-year-old male suspect driving the vehicle. Edmonton Fire Rescue Services and EMS were also called out to the scene.

Paramedics treated and transported a 34-year-old male passenger to hospital with what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries.

EPS Major Collision Investigations Section has since taken over the investigation. Speed is believed to have played a major factor in the collision.

Investigators have now released the scene, and 120 Avenue between 86 and 88 streets is open to oncoming traffic.


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