RCMP officer charged in connection to fatal collision

Const. Jordan Baird accused of crossing centre line and crashing head-on into car driven by Steven Genberg of Mission

A Chilliwack RCMP officer has been charged in connection with a collision that killed 20-year-old Steve Genberg of Mission last summer and seriously injured his 19-year-old passenger.

Const. Jordan Braid has been charged with dangerous driving causing death and dangerous driving causing bodily harm. The Abbotsford Police Department investigated the incident and forwarded its findings to Crown counsel.

The charges were sworn against Braid last Friday (May 25).

Braid was on duty and driving a marked police vehicle just after 11 p.m. on July 12, 2011, apparently en route to a reported domestic dispute.

He allegedly crossed the centre line and collided head-on with Genberg’s Ford Mustang on Highway 7 near Bodnar Road in Agassiz.

Genberg was reportedly leading a convoy of four or five vehicles travelling on their way to Harrison Hot Springs.

Baird is also facing an ongoing code of conduct investigation in relation to this incident. He remains on administrative duties and is currently not involved in any front-line police operations, according to the RCMP.

He makes his first court appearance June 26 in Chilliwack.

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