Government announces dates for inquest into death of Myles Sanderson

The Government of Saskatchewan announced that a public inquiry into the death of Myles Sanderson will be held next month in Saskatoon.

The inquest will be held at the Saskatoon Inn and Conference Centre from February 26th to March 1st.

On September 7, 2022, Sanderson was observed by RCMP driving a vehicle that was reported stolen on Highway 11, north of Saskatoon.

After Sanderson refused to stop the vehicle, the RCMP utilized the PIT maneuver that caused the vehicle to enter the ditch and become inoperable. 

Sanderson exited the vehicle and, while being arrested, suddenly collapsed. EMS responded, started performing lifesaving measures and transported him to the Royal University Hospital (RUH) in Saskatoon. Lifesaving efforts were continued in the RUH Emergency Department but were unsuccessful, and he was pronounced deceased. 

As a result of the death and under the Provincial Coroners Act, the chief coroner shall hold an inquest into the death of a person who dies. In contrast, an inmate at a jail or a correctional facility, unless the coroner is satisfied that the person’s death was due entirely to natural causes and was not preventable.

The Saskatchewan Coroners Service is responsible for investigating all sudden, unexpected deaths. The purpose of an inquest is to establish who died, when and where that person died and the medical cause and manner of death. 

The coroner’s jury may make recommendations to prevent similar deaths.

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