The scene after a Mercedes crashed into a garage in Surrey on Monday. (Photos: Shane Mackichan)

UPDATE: Police need help finding second suspect after Mercedes crashed into Surrey garage

Surrey RCMP investigating whether ‘police actions during the unfolding incident played any role in the collision’

NEWTON — Surrey RCMP say one man has been arrested, and since released, after a black Mercedes crashed into a garage on Monday while allegedly fleeing police “at a high rate of speed.”

Police said Thursday they hope the public can help track down a second suspect, who is believed to have fled the scene.

The investigation has also “expanded to determine if police actions during the unfolding incident played any role in the collision,” an Aug. 23 release stated.

Surrey RCMP say incident began around 6:15 p.m. on Aug. 20 when officers saw a black Mercedes speeding in the 6000-block of 128th Street.

When police tried to pull the vehicle over for traffic violations, the car took off, Surrey RCMP say.

According to police, the vehicle continued to speed and soon after, crashed into the residence in the 12700-block of 67A Ave.

“The collision caused extensive damage to the structure and initiated a fire involving the vehicle and the structure,” notes an RCMP press release.

The vehicle has since been removed and investigators are examining the car, police say.

Police say witnesses saw two people flee the scene, one of whom police say they have arrested with help from the Lower Mainland Integrated Police Dog Services.

The Surrey RCMP Criminal Collision Investigation Team is leading the investigation and seeking witnesses to the events leading up to the collision and any available video of these events.

No charges have been laid at this time as the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or contact Crime Stoppers, to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-8477 or solvecrime.ca.

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