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News Release

SIU Called for Death of Man on Highway 400 at Major MacKenzie Drive

Case Number: 16-OCD-212

Maple, ON (15 August, 2016) ---
Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a man on Highway 400 at Major MacKenzie Drive.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • Early this morning, York Regional Police received a 911 call.
  • Officers arrived at Major MacKenzie Drive and Highway 400 sometime after the call.  Information indicates the time was close to 4:00 a.m.
  • A short time later, a man was struck by a vehicle driving northbound in the northbound lanes of Highway 400.
  • The 49-year-old man was pronounced dead at scene.     
    
Five investigators and three forensic investigators 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