Investigators looking for witnesses to crash that killed U of M student
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This article was published 16/10/2015 (2494 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
The province’s independent investigation unit is looking for witnesses to the fatal collision last week which killed a 20-year-old University of Manitoba student.
Taylor Renwick, a student in the University of Manitoba’s athletic therapy program, died Oct. 9 at the scene of a collision on Highway 2, about three kilometres east of St. Claude, after her vehicle was struck head-on by a vehicle driven by a 27-year-old man travelling at high speeds.
The incident happened after RCMP said they received a call about a suspected drunk driver in Notre Dame at about 11 p.m. that night. Police spotted the suspect car at a gas station in St. Claude and RCMP tried to stop the vehicle but the suspect sped off. Officers chased the driver but ended the chase because the high rate of speed presented a danger to the public.
Renwick’s vehicle was later struck.
The Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba (IIU), who investigate all serious incidents involving police officers in Manitoba, believes a semi-trailer vehicle was in the immediate vicinity of the collision. The IIU is asking anyone who may be able to help identify the driver or provide information about the incident to contact them toll-free at 1-844-667-6060.
The suspect was originally listed in critical condition. His injuries have since been listed as non-life threatening.
According to the last update from the RCMP on Oct. 13, blood alcohol results are still pending, and no charges have been laid.