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SIU Investigates Motor Vehicle Death in Essex

Case Number: 13-PVD-100

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Mississauga (18 April, 2013) --- Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the death of a 39-year-old male in Essex early this morning.

Preliminary information indicates the following:
• At approximately 12:25 a.m. on Thursday, April 18, 2013, an Essex County Ontario Provincial Police officer attempted to stop a vehicle. The vehicle did not stop;
• A short time later, at Manning Road and County Road 46, the vehicle went off the roadway and into a ditch;
• The driver of the vehicle was transported to a Windsor hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

The SIU has assigned three investigators, three forensic investigators and a collision reconstructionist to probe the circumstances of this incident.

Anyone who may have witnessed this incident is asked to contact the lead investigator at 416-622-1965 or 1-800-787-8529 extension 1965.

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