Auxiliary Constable Evely was killed when his patrol car was struck by a stolen pickup truck following a police pursuit in Vernon, British Columbia. Other officers had initiated the pursuit at approximately 0215 hours after receiving reports of a drunk driver. When they located the vehicle they determined that it had been stolen the night before. When the officers attempted to stop the truck the driver sped away. The pursuing officers broke off the chase shortly after it began as a result of the suspect's reckless driving.
Even though the chase had been terminated the driver continued to flee. At the intersection of 29th Street and 30th Avenue, in Vernon, the driver ran a red light and struck the patrol car Auxiliary Constable Evely was riding in. Auxiliary Constable Evely was pronounced dead at the scene. His partner was transported to a local hospital in serious condition. Both suspects in the stolen vehicle were also taken into custody.
Auxiliary Constable Evely and his partner were aware of the earlier pursuit but had not been involved with it and were not attempting to locate the vehicle at the time the incident occurred.
Auxiliary Constable Evely had served with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for 2 years. He is survived by his wife and two children.