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News Release

Man Succumbs to Injuries in London

Case Number: 05-OVI-192

TORONTO (6 January, 2006) --- On January 5, 2006, Robert St. Denis was taken off life support and at approximately 9:10 p.m., he succumbed to his injuries at London Health Sciences Centre.

Mr. St. Denis was involved in a collision that occurred on December 23, 2005, at the intersection of Clarke Road and Dundas Street in London. At approximately 2:25 a.m., a London Police Service officer had attempted to stop a Pontiac Buick that was traveling northbound on Highbury Road at a high rate of speed. The driver of the Buick continued southbound on Clarke Road where it collided with a Honda Civic that was driven by Mr. St. Denis.

The SIU investigation into the nature and extent of police involvement in the events leading up to the collision is continuing.

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