Dangerous driving leads to the arrest of a 35-year-old from Langley


2021-08-12 06:57 PDT

File # 2020-21967

Ryan Stayner, a 35-year-old man from Langley has been charged with one count of dangerous operation of a vehicle causing death following a single vehicle collision in Coquitlam.

On Sunday August 16, 2020, at 11:15 p.m., Coquitlam RCMP responded to a vehicle collision on the westbound off-ramp to Highway One at Brunette Avenue. A 2019 Dodge Ram entered the off-ramp when the driver of the vehicle struck the concrete barrier. As a result of the collision, a 30-year-old Surrey woman who was the passenger in the vehicle died from her injuries.

Coquitlam RCMP’s Criminal Collision Investigative Team (CCIT) began an exhaustive and detailed investigation to understand the circumstances of the event. Investigators interviewed witnesses, obtained search warrants and conducted vehicle examinations, which provided details of the events leading up to the collision. Based on the totality of the evidence reviewed, the RCMP submitted the total investigative findings to the BC Prosecution Service for review of appropriate charges against the driver of the Dodge Ram. At this time police would like to thank the many witnesses who provided valuable information during this investigation, says Cst. Deanna Law.

On August 4, 2021, the BC Prosecution Service approved one count of dangerous operation causing death contrary to section 320.13 (3) Criminal Code. Ryan Stayner will appear in court on a date yet to be determined.

Coquitlam RCMP is committed to ensuring our highways are safe for the public. It is common for police to identify a suspect early in an investigation but require additional time to investigate and analyse evidence. To meet the rigorous standards that our judicial system requires, we seek to complete our investigations to the highest possible standards, but this takes time and we know it can be upsetting to those waiting for answers.

Police will continue to conduct proactive traffic enforcement to keep the roadways safe. We encourage everyone who witnesses dangerous driving behaviour to call the Coquitlam RCMP’s non-emergency line at 604-945-1550. Should you wish to remain anonymous, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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Cst. Deanna Law
Media Relations Officer
Coquitlam RCMP

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