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News Release

SIU Investigates Vehicle Death in Kenora

Case Number: 12-PVD-276

Mississauga (23 September, 2012) --- Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the death of a 42-year-old woman in Kenora in the early morning hours.  

The Ontario Provincial Police reported the following information to the SIU:
• On September 23, 2012, at approximately 2:00 a.m., officers were transporting a woman in custody to the Kenora detachment.
• At Highway 17A and Redditt Road, there was a collision between the marked cruiser and a tractor trailer.
• The woman died as a result of the collision; the officers and the driver of the tractor trailer did not sustain serious injuries.

Three investigators, two forensic investigators and one collision reconstructionist from the SIU are investigating this incident.
 
Anyone who may have information regarding this case is asked to contact the Unit at 416-622-2293 or 1-800-787-8529 ext. 2293.

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. 

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