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News Release

SIU Investigating Collision in Penetanguishene

Case Number: 15-PVI-259

Mississauga (9 November, 2015) ---
Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating a crash that occurred in Penetanguishene on Sunday.

Preliminary information suggests the following:

  • An OPP officer was conducting radar on Fuller Avenue around 5:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon.
  • The officer attempted to follow a vehicle.
  • At Fuller Avenue and Robilard Drive, a truck was found to have collided into a pole and a tree.
  • A 20-year-old male was transported to Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre with serious injuries.  He remains in the intensive care unit.    

The SIU has assigned three investigators, two forensic investigators, and one traffic reconstructionist as part of the investigation.

The SIU is urging anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact the lead investigator at 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. 

Jason Gennaro
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342