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News Release

SIU Investigating Vehicle Death in Whitchurch-Stouffville

Case Number: 15-OVD-309

Whitchurch-Stouffville (20 December, 2015) ---
Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding a single motor vehicle collision that occurred early this morning at the intersection of Highway 48 and Vandorf Sideroad.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • Around 2:20 this morning, a York Regional Police officer attempted to stop a vehicle.
  • The driver failed to stop, and the officer pursued the vehicle.
  • The vehicle left the roadway and crashed in the ditch.
  • A 30-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Four investigators and two forensic investigators have been assigned to investigate this incident.  Anyone who may have information regarding this case is asked to contact the Unit at 416-622-0748 or 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
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342