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News Release

SIU Started Investigation into Odessa-area Collision involving an OPP Vehicle and a Milk Truck

Case Number: 16-PVI-189

Mississauga, ON (21 July, 2016) ---
A collision between an Ontario Provincial Police vehicle and a milk truck that resulted in serious injuries to two police officers is now the subject of an investigation by the Special Investigations Unit.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • Around 3:00 p.m. on July 20, two Ontario Provincial Police Officers were driving a police vehicle with subdued markings on County Road 4 near Highway 401.
  • Close to a carpool lot, the police vehicle collided with a tanker carrying milk.
  • Both officers were transported to a Kingston-area hospital with serious injuries.  The driver of the police vehicle remains in hospital.  The passenger in the police vehicle was treated for facial injuries and released.      
The SIU has designated one subject officer and 18 witness officers as part of this investigation.

Three investigators, one forensic investigator, and two collision reconstructionists have been assigned to investigate 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, 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