Youth Succumbs to Injuries
Case Number: 05-TVD-046
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Toronto Police Service (TPS) officers had initiated a pursuit of a car after it failed to stop for a traffic violation. The deceased and another young man were traveling eastbound on Finch Avenue when the car they were in struck a tree on the front lawn of a home near the area of Finch Avenue and Yonge Street. A 15-year-old youth died at the scene and the 16-year-old youth was taken to hospital where he later died.
SIU investigators are probing the extent of police involvement in the events surrounding the collision. 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 an arm’s length agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault. Under the Police Services Act, the Director of the SIU must
- consider whether an officer has committed a criminal offence in connection with the incident under investigation
- depending on the evidence, lay a criminal charge against the officer if appropriate or close the file without any charges being laid
- report the results of any investigations to the Attorney General.