Special Investigations Unit (SIU)

Special Investigations Unit (SIU)

April 06, 2005 10:23 ET

SIU Investigates Fatal Crash in Toronto

Attention: News Editor TORONTO--(CCNMatthews - April 6, 2005) - Investigators from the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) are probing a fatal collision that occurred at approximately 3:05 a.m. this morning.

The SIU was notified that Toronto Police Service (TPS) officers initiated a pursuit of a car after it failed to stop for a traffic violation. The pursued car traveled eastbound on Finch Avenue. Near the area of Finch and Yonge Street, the car lost control and struck a tree on the front lawn of a home. One man in the car died at the scene and another man was taken to Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in critical condition. No further information on the two men is available at this time.

The SIU is appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident to contact the Unit at 416-622-1957 or 1-800-787-8529. SIU investigators, including a collision reconstructionist, are currently processing the scene to determine factors such as speeds traveled during the pursuit.

The SIU is a civilian agency that investigates circumstances involving police and civilians which have resulted in serious injury, sexual assault or death. Under Part VII, Section 113, of the Police Services Act, the Director of the SIU has the sole authority to decide whether or not charges are warranted based on the findings of a complete investigation. The Director's decision is reported to the Attorney General.

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Rose Bliss
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de telephone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529
IN: JUSTICE

Contact Information

  • Rose Bliss, Communications Manager, Special Investigations Unit
    Primary Phone: 416-622-2342