VANCOUVER - The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died following a police-involved motor vehicle incident in Langley on Oct. 29, 2012.
The man is Victor Melo Duarte, aged 47, of Delta.
Mr. Duarte was the driver and sole occupant of one of three vehicles involved in a collision at the intersection of 16th Ave. and 240th Street in Langley at about 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 29. One of the other vehicles involved was identified as a vehicle which had, about three minutes earlier, fled from RCMP who were conducting traffic enforcement in the 24000-block of 0 Ave. in Langley.
Mr. Duarte was deceased at the scene of the crash. Neither he nor the driver of the third vehicle had had any involvement whatsoever in the original incident with the RCMP.
The BC Coroners Service, Langley RCMP Traffic Services, and the Independent Investigations Office (IIO) continue to investigate this death.
The family of Mr. Duarte has been notified of his death. On behalf of family members, the BC Coroners Service asks that the media respect their privacy at this difficult time.
The BC Coroners Service extends its condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Duarte.
For further information, please contact:
BC Coroners Service