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News Release

SIU Investigating Collision between OPP Cruiser and Vehicle East of Prescott

Case Number: 16-PVI-150

Mississauga, ON (11 June, 2016) ---
Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit is examining the circumstances surrounding an evening collision between an Ontario Provincial Police cruiser and another vehicle.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • Shortly before 9:00 p.m. on June 10, an OPP officer was responding to a call.
  • The officer was driving eastbound along County Road 2.
  • At Mary Street, the officer’s cruiser collided with a vehicle that was attempting to make a left turn from County Road 2 onto Mary Street.
  • The 63-year-old male driver of the vehicle suffered serious injuries.  He was taken to Brockville General Hospital and then airlifted to Kingston General Hospital. 
  • The officer suffered minor injuries to one hand.           
The SIU has designated one subject officer and three witness officers as part of this investigation.

Three investigators, two forensic investigators, and two collision reconstructionists have been assigned to this incident.

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

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. 

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