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News Release

SIU Investigates Fatal Collision in Hamilton

Case Number: 05-OVD-164

Mississauga (21 October, 2005) --- Investigators from the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) are probing a fatal collision that occurred at approximately 6:30 p.m. on October 20, 2005 in Hamilton.

The SIU was notified that an officer from the Hamilton Police Service (HPS) attempted to stop a Volvo for investigation on the Lincoln Alexander Parkway. The driver of the Volvo did not stop. Near the area of Dartnall Road, the Volvo lost control and struck two other civilian vehicles.

The single male occupant in the Volvo died at the scene. Three persons who were in the two other vehicles were taken to St. Joseph's Hospital with undetermined injuries. The identity of the deceased is not being released at this time, pending positive identification and notification of next-of-kin.

The SIU has assigned eight investigators, including two forensic identification technicians and a collision reconstructionist, to investigate the nature and extent of HPS involvement in the fatal collision. One HPS officer has been designated as a subject officer, while two others have been designated as witness officers. SIU investigators are currently identifying and interviewing witnesses.

A post mortem examination will be conducted today in Hamilton.

The SIU is appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident to contact the Unit at 416-622-1988 or 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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SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342