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News Release

SIU Investigates Fatal Crash in Toronto

Case Number: 05-TVD-046

Mississauga (6 April, 2005) --- Investigators from the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) are probing a fatal collision that occurred at approximately 3:05 a.m. this morning.

The SIU was notified that Toronto Police Service (TPS) officers initiated a pursuit of a car after it failed to stop for a traffic violation. The pursued car traveled eastbound on Finch Avenue. Near the area of Finch and Yonge Street, the car lost control and struck a tree on the front lawn of a home. One man in the car died at the scene and another man was taken to Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in critical condition. No further information on the two men is available at this time.

The SIU is appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident to contact the Unit at 416-622-1957 or 1-800-787-8529. SIU investigators, including a collision reconstructionist, are currently processing the scene to determine factors such as speeds traveled during the pursuit.

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. 

SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342