Special Investigations Unit (SIU)

Special Investigations Unit (SIU)

April 22, 2005 10:27 ET

Toronto Man Succumbs to Injuries

Attention: News Editor TORONTO--(CCNMatthews - April 22, 2005) - A 22-year-old man who was critically injured in a collision on April 19, 2005, succumbed to his injuries this morning at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. The man has been identified as Nesanel Levin from Toronto.

Mr. Levin was critically injured when a Plymouth Breeze struck his Honda Civic. The 55-year-old driver of the Plymouth was not seriously injured in the collision.

The SIU was notified that Toronto Police Service (TPS) officers were responding to a break and enter call when they saw what they believed to be the suspect car traveling on Carmichael Avenue. The police proceeded to follow the Plymouth car as it traveled onto Bathurst. Near the area of Bathurst and Haddington Avenue, the Plymouth struck Mr. Levin's car.

The SIU is investigating the extent of police involvement in the events surrounding the collision. Investigators have designated one subject and four witness officers from the TPS and the investigation is continuing.

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