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News Release

SIU Updates Investigation into Fatal Crash

Case Number: 05-TVD-046

Mississauga (6 April, 2005) --- One man has died and one man remains in critical condition at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre after the car they were in struck a tree on the front lawn of a home near the area of Finch Avenue and Yonge Street.

The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is continuing in its investigation into the circumstances of the crash that occurred at approximately 3:05 a.m. this morning. Toronto Police Service (TPS) officers initiated a pursuit of a car after it failed to stop for a traffic violation. The car was traveling eastbound on Finch when it lost control and struck a tree. One man died at the scene and one is in hospital with serious head and internal injuries.

The identities of the two men are not being released at this time until positive identification and notification of families has been completed.

The SIU has designated one subject and five witness officers and the roads have now been re-opened. 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. 
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342