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News Release

Update: SIU Releases Names of Individuals Killed in Sarnia Collisions

Case Number: 12-PVD-024

Mississauga (20 January, 2012) --- Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is continuing to probe the circumstances surrounding the deaths of Sherri Millar, 22-years-old of Toronto, and Ronald Brown, 54-years-old of Sarnia.  They died as a result of a series of collisions on Hwy 402 near Sarnia on Thursday, January 19, 2012.

The SIU was notified by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) that on that date, there were a series of collisions on Hwy 402 at approximately 10:15 a.m.  Multiple vehicles were involved, including a marked OPP cruiser, which itself was reportedly responding to the scene of a preceding motor vehicle collision in the area.  Ms. Millar and Mr. Brown were in separate vehicles involved in the collisions.  

Two investigators, two forensic investigators and one collision reconstructionist from the SIU are investigating.  The scene was turned over to the OPP yesterday at approximately 7:30 p.m. 

Anyone who may have witnessed this incident is asked to contact the lead investigator at 416-622-1806 or 1-800-787-8529 extension 1806.

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. 

Monica Hudon, monica.hudon@ontario.ca
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342