Strathcona County RCMP are asking for the public's help as they investigate a deadly collision.
At around 3 p.m. on Tuesday (Aug. 15), Strathcona County RCMP pursued a stolen silver GMC Yukon. The RCMP attempted to block in the vehicle, but it escaped. Police continued following the SUV until they were instructed to stop the chase.
The RCMP received a call seven minutes later about a single-vehicle rollover on the Sherwood Park Freeway. The vehicle was confirmed to be the stolen Yukon. A 16-year-old boy was found dead in the front passenger seat. The two other occupants in the vehicle fled the scene and were later arrested.
In an effort to further the investigation, the police are encouraging any drivers who have dash camera footage or anyone who witnessed the collision to contact the RCMP or Crime Stoppers.
The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) has a parallel investigation in the circumstances surrounding the police interaction with the vehicle.