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News Release

SIU Investigating after Man Falls to Death in Cambridge

Case Number: 16-OCD-272

Mississauga, ON (31 October, 2016) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 56-year-old man who fell today from an overpass onto Highway 401 in Cambridge.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 8 p.m. on Monday, October 31, 2016, officers with the Waterloo Regional Police Service were dispatched to deal with a man after receiving multiple complaints.
  • Police eventually located the man on the Hespeler Road overpass.
  • A short time later, the man fell from the overpass onto Highway 401 below.
  • The man was transported to Cambridge Memorial Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. 
Five investigators and two forensic investigators have been assigned to investigate this incident. 

The SIU is urging anyone who may have information about this investigation 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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Monica Hudon,
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342