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 independent government agency that investigates the conduct of officials (police officers as well as special constables with the Niagara Parks Commission and peace officers with the Legislative Protective Service) that may have resulted in death, serious injury, sexual assault and/or the discharge of a firearm at a person. All investigations are conducted by SIU investigators who are civilians. Under the Special Investigations Unit Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether the official has committed a criminal offence in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, cause a criminal charge to be laid against the official where grounds exist for doing so, or close the file without any charges being laid
  • publicly report the results of its investigations

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