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News Release

Update: SIU Releases Name of Man Fatally Struck on Highway 115 in Clarington

Case Number: 17-OVD-015

Mississauga, ON (18 January, 2017) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is releasing the name of the man who died last night after being struck by a vehicle in Clarington. Prior to being struck by the vehicle, the man had been involved in an interaction with a Durham Regional Police Service officer. 

In accordance with the SIU name release policy and with the consent of next of kin, the deceased man has been identified as 35-year-old Kevin Kenneth McEachern of Peterborough. 
The SIU continues to urge anyone who may have information about this investigation to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529. The Unit is also urging anyone who may have any video evidence related to this incident to upload that video through the SIU website.

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