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News Release

SIU Investigating Single Vehicle Crash in Toronto

Case Number: 17-TVI-104

Toronto, ON (5 May, 2017) --- The province's Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding a single vehicle collision on King Street in the Jane Street and Highway 401 area.

Preliminary information suggests the following occurred:
  • Around 2:00 a.m., Toronto Police officers were following a vehicle.
  • A short time later, the vehicle crashed into a tree on the front lawn of a residence.
  • The male driver of the vehicle fled.
  • The male passenger in the vehicle suffered leg injuries and was taken to hospital. 

The SIU has assigned five investigators, two forensic investigators, and a collision reconstructionist as part of this investigation.

The SIU is appealing to 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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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