Feature Story Wednesday May 4, 2016
In Cold Blood
Yale Road closed for hours while IHIT investigates shocking stabbing incident
Police investigate the scene on Yale Rd. where two drivers tangled ending in the death of one of the drivers.
he crash itself didn't kill the driver—the other driver reportedly did.
A bizarre two-car chase through downtown Chilliwack Tuesday left one dead and a cyclist with unknown injuries.
It began at some point after 3 P.M. on Young Rd. at First Ave., when witnesses said a car struck a cyclist and instead of stopping, the vehicle sped off.
Apparently, another driver is alleged to have seen what happened and gave chase. Both raced away and the lead vehicle went into the mall parking lot in the 46000-block of Yale Rd. The driver following, swooped in and rammed the suspect's vehicle.
As the chaos unfolded, witnesses said the suspect jumped out of his vehicle with a knife and start stabbing the other driver in front of horrified onlookers and shoppers carrying groceries.
A long trail of blood led away from the scene of the crime.
"He was stabbed 30 or 40 times," said one man in a wheelchair.
"My boss saw the whole thing", another man told The Voice. "It was brutal."
Police quickly sealed off the area.
The only confirmed information comes from Chilliwack RCMP spokesperson, Cpl. Mike Rail, who said late Tuesday that a stabbing took place and one man had perished due to his injuries, adding that IHIT had taken control of the investigation.
"The male was treated
on-scene by emergency personnel but succumbed to his injuries. A
second male is in police custody," said Rail. "The Integrated
Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has been called and will be
working in partnership with Chilliwack RCMP."
There are no details as to how the suspect was apprehended, or if he was jumped on by passersby in that bustling part of the downtown core. The cyclist's condition is not known.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation can call the IHIT information line by calling 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or email here.
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