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News Release

SIU Appealing for Witnesses to Fatal Motorcycle Collision involving a Peel Regional Police Cruiser

Case Number: 16-OVD-159

Mississauga, ON (22 June, 2016) ---
The Special Investigations Unit is appealing for witnesses who may be able to provide information about the moments leading up to a fatal collision between a motorcycle and a Peel Regional Police cruiser.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • Just before 7:00 p.m. on June 19, a motorcycle was travelling north on Tomken Road approaching Derry Road.
  • There was a collision involving the motorcycle and a police cruiser.
  • The 41-year-old male driver of the motorcycle was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision.
    
Investigators would like to speak to anyone who saw 
  • A white Peel Regional Police cruiser traveling eastbound along Derry Road in the half hour before the collision, and/or 
  • A white sport motorcycle traveling northbound along Tomken Road in the half hour before the collision.

Anyone with information is asked 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, 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