SIU Investigates Sturgeon Falls Collision Death

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Dec. 14 /CNW/ - The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has assigned three investigators and three forensic investigators to probe a fatal collision in Sturgeon Falls that occurred late last night.

The SIU was notified that at approximately 9:21 p.m. on December 13, 2009, Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were conducting a RIDE spot check on Highway 17, east of Highway 11 and south of North Bay. A vehicle with two males was pulled over, and one of the males was arrested. However, the other male fled the scene in the vehicle, and the OPP followed. The vehicle was going westbound on Highway 17, just east of Sturgeon Falls, when it collided with an eastbound vehicle. The drivers of both vehicles were pronounced dead at the scene.

The SIU is appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident to contact the Unit at 416-622-1957 or 1-800-787-8529.

The SIU is a civilian agency that investigates cases of serious injuries (including allegations of sexual assault) and deaths involving the police. Pursuant to section 113 of the Police Services Act, the Director of the SIU is mandated to consider whether a criminal offence has been committed by an officer(s) in connection with the incident under investigation and, where warranted by the evidence, to cause a criminal charge or charges to be laid against the officer(s). The Director reports the results of investigations to the Attorney General.


For further information: For further information: Monica Hudon, SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES, Telephone/No de telephone: (416) 622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529

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