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News Release

SIU Appeals for Witnesses to Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision in Kingston

Case Number: 05-OVD-030

Mississauga (14 March, 2005) --- The Special Investigations Unit is investigating a motor vehicle collision that occurred at about 7:15 pm on March 12, 2005 on Division Street between Benson and Weller in Kingston, Ontario.

The SIU is appealing for anyone who witnessed any portion of this incident to contact the Unit at 416-622-1935 or 1-800-787-8529.

Initial information indicates that Kingston Police were called about reports of a vehicle driving erratically. An officer operating a marked cruiser located the vehicle, a Cavalier, and attempted to stop it to investigate the complaint. The Cavalier did not stop. It entered onto Division Street from an A & W parking lot with the police cruiser following. A short time later, the Cavalier struck a Neon vehicle. A passenger inside the Neon, Susan Hart (49 years-old), died as a result of the collision. The driver of the Neon was also injured. Neither of the two occupants of the Cavalier was hurt.

Four investigators and two forensic identification technicians have been dispatched by the SIU to investigate the incident.

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. 

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