VANCOUVER -- The BC Coroners Service has announced a one-day delay in starting the public inquest into the death of Ashley Christine Gulboche.
The inquest, originally scheduled to begin on Feb. 4, 2013, at the Coroners Court in Burnaby, will now begin Feb. 5.
The inquest arises out of a motor vehicle incident that occurred on Jan. 31, 2011. Ms. Gulboche, aged 18, was a pedestrian who was crossing King George Boulevard near the King George Skytrain station when she was struck by an RCMP cruiser being driven by an on-duty member.
Presiding coroner Vincent Stancato and a jury will hear evidence from subpoenaed witnesses to determine the facts surrounding this death. While the jury may not, by law, make any findings of legal responsibility, it will have the opportunity to make recommendations aimed at preventing deaths under similar circumstances in the future.
An inquest is a formal process that allows for public presentation of evidence relating to a death.
Date: Feb. 5-8, 2013
Time: 9 a.m.
BC Coroners Court
2035 - 4720 Kingsway
For further information, please contact:
Coroner, Strategic Programs
BC Coroners Service
250 356-9253 or 250 213-5020