Coquitlam RCMP cruiser involved in accident – The Tri-City News

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Coquitlam RCMP to recreate crash two months after 13-year-old girl killed
The accident happened in March and took the life of a 13 year old girl, who was standing on a raised traffic island when a car spun into her

Almost two months after a 13-year-old girl died in a car crash in Coquitlam, police will be closing the intersection to re-enact the tragic accident.

"The closure will last about one hour and we will include intermittent openings to ease traffic flow," said Cpl. Michael McLaughlin. "We apologize for the inconvenience, but its important that we do a re-enactment to understand all the circumstances that led to the death of a 13-year-old girl."

Coquitlam RCMP to re-enact crash that killed 13-year-old

Police say the intersection of Mariner Way and Riverview Crescent will be closed at 10 a.m. Tuesday for about an hour.

The crash occurred shortly before 3 p.m. on March 25. According to police, two vehicles hit each other. One of them spun and hit a group of young pedestrians, including a 13-year-old girl who was rushed to hospital but could not be saved.

Just before 3 p.m., a grey Dodge Charger travelling southbound on Mariner Way and a black BMW heading northbound collided.

READ MORE: 13-year-old girl killed, 6-year-old boy hurt in Coquitlam crash that sent car into median where 5 kids were standing

The impact of the collision caused the BMW to spin into a raised traffic island where five children were standing.

COQUITLAM (NEWS 1130) – Nearly two months after a teen girl died in a crash in Coquitlam, RCMP is closing off the intersection she was struck to recreate what happened.

Police did not provide any details on what kind of information theyre hoping to uncovering, but said no charges will be considered until "all avenues of investigation" have been pursued.

Mariner Way and Riverview Crescent will be closed on Tuesday at 10 am for about an hour. There will be intermittent openings to ease traffic flow.

On March 25, 13-year-old Deborah Seol and four other kids were waiting on a traffic island to cross the street when two cars crashed into one another, sending one of the cars into Seol and a six-year-old boy.

At the time, police said distraction and impairment weren’t factors, and charges haven’t been laid.

Mounties are apologizing for the inconvenience the road closure may cause, but says it’s important to do a re-enactment to understand all the circumstanced that led to Seol’s death.

Coquitlam RCMP will carry out a collision reenactment at intersection of Mariner Way and Riverview Crescent on Tuesday starting at 10 a.m. Jason Payne / PNG

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McLaughlin said no charges will be considered “until all avenues of investigation are complete.”

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