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News Release

Update: SIU Appealing for Witnesses to Fatal Motorcycle Collision in Alliston

Case Number: 15-PVD-126

Mississauga (22 June, 2015) --- Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of a 35-year-old man this weekend in Alliston.

Preliminary information indicates the following:

  • Just before 1 a.m. on Sunday, June 21, 2015, an Ontario Provincial Police officer with the Nottawasaga detachment attempted to stop a motorcycle in the vicinity of 8th Avenue and Young Street;
  • A short time later, the motorcycle struck a construction barrier;
  • The man was taken to Stevenson Memorial Hospital and was pronounced dead.

Four investigators, three forensic investigators and one collision reconstructionist have been assigned to the case. At this time, four witness officers and one subject officer have been designated. The post mortem is scheduled for tomorrow morning in Toronto.

The SIU is appealing for anyone residing on 8th Avenue – between Morrison Avenue and Young Street – to contact the SIU if they heard or saw a motorcycle shortly before 1 a.m. on June 21. Anyone who may have information regarding this case is asked to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529 ext. 1935.

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. 

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