SIU Updates Investigation into Fatal Hamilton Collision
Case Number: 05-OVD-164
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The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is continuing its investigation into the circumstances of the crash that occurred shortly after 6:30 p.m. A Hamilton Police Service (HPS) officer attempted to stop a Volvo that was traveling eastbound on the Parkway. The car lost control and struck two other civilian vehicles near Dartnall Road.
Stephen Lawrence, 52 years of age, died at the scene. The single occupant of one vehicle that was struck was not injured. The female driver of the second vehicle was treated at hospital and released. The male passenger of the second vehicle remains in hospital with serious injuries.
The SIU is investigating the nature and extent of HPS involvement in the fatal collision and has designated one subject and two witness officers from the HPS. The SIU continues to appeal 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.