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News Release

SIU Updates Investigation into Vehicle Collision in Brant County

Case Number: 14-PVD-232

Mississauga (16 October, 2014) --- Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is continuing to probe the circumstances surrounding a vehicle collision at the intersection of Gilkison Street and Colborne Street West, in Brantford on Friday, October 10, 2014. 

The 18 year-old female driver of the Mercury Marquis involved in the collision died in hospital on the evening of Wednesday, October 15, 2014. The deceased is identified as Ashley Lerno.

The SIU continues to have seven investigators, two forensic investigators and a collision reconstructionist probing the circumstances of this incident.

Anyone who may have information regarding this case is asked to contact the lead investigator at 416-622-2150 or 1-800-787-8529 ext. 2150.

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. 

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