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News Release

SIU Investigating Collision in Fort Erie, Appealing For Witnesses

Case Number: 15-OVI-255

Mississauga (3 November, 2015) ---
Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is appealing for witnesses to a collision involving a car and tractor trailer on Monday night in Fort Erie.

Preliminary information suggests:
  • Just after 11:00 p.m., a Niagara Regional Police Service officer noticed a car travelling at a high rate of speed northbound on Stevensville Road in Fort Erie.  The officer activated his roof lights and attempted to follow the car.  
  • At the four-way stop at Stevensville Road and Netherby Road, there was a collision involving the car and a tractor trailer.  
  • The female driver of the car was extricated from the vehicle and airlifted to Hamilton General Hospital.  Currently, she does not have life threatening injuries. 
  
Five investigators, two forensic investigators and one traffic reconstructionist have been assigned to investigate this incident. 

The SIU is urging anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529 Ext. 1806.

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. 

Jason Gennaro, jason.gennaro@ontario.ca
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-641-1897 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 1897