Special Investigations Unit (SIU)

Special Investigations Unit (SIU)

April 06, 2005 15:16 ET

SIU Updates Investigation into Fatal Crash

Attention: News Editor TORONTO--(CCNMatthews - April 6, 2005) - One man has died and one man remains in critical condition at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre after the car they were in struck a tree on the front lawn of a home near the area of Finch Avenue and Yonge Street.

The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is continuing in its investigation into the circumstances of the crash that occurred at approximately 3:05 a.m. this morning. Toronto Police Service (TPS) officers initiated a pursuit of a car after it failed to stop for a traffic violation. The car was traveling eastbound on Finch when it lost control and struck a tree. One man died at the scene and one is in hospital with serious head and internal injuries.

The identities of the two men are not being released at this time until positive identification and notification of families has been completed.

The SIU has designated one subject and five witness officers and the roads have now been re-opened. 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 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
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Contact Information

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