Special Investigations Unit (SIU)

Special Investigations Unit (SIU)

February 11, 2010 13:03 ET

SIU Investigates Vehicle Death in Wellington County

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 11, 2010) - The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has assigned five investigators, four forensic investigators and a collision reconstructionist to probe a vehicle fatality near Palmerston that occurred early this morning.

The SIU was notified by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) that at approximately 1:30 a.m. on February 11, 2010, an officer began to follow a vehicle southbound on Highway 23, north of Palmerston, for investigation of a Highway Traffic Act infraction. A short time later, that vehicle collided with an oncoming northbound vehicle with two occupants. The 25-year-old male driver of the southbound vehicle is in hospital with minor injuries. A 22-year-old female in the northbound vehicle is deceased; an 18-year-old male suffered serious injuries and is in hospital.

The SIU has designated one subject officer and two witness officers from the OPP.

The SIU is appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident to contact the Unit at 416-622-2290 or 1-800-787-8529 x. 2290.

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.

Contact Information

  • Kaia Werbus
    SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
    Telephone/No de telephone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529