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News Release

SIU Investigating Fatal Collision in Hamilton Involving Waterloo Regional Police Service

Case Number: 17-OVD-287

Hamilton, ON (5 October, 2017) ---
Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding a fatal vehicle collision in Hamilton this morning.  

Preliminary information suggests the following occurred:
  • At approximately 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 5, 2017, the Waterloo Regional Police Service was made aware of an assault on a woman. On King Street East in Cambridge, a police officer located a vehicle linked to the assault and attempted to stop it. 
  • The vehicle did not stop. Instead, it made its way to Highway 401 east, and then eventually turned south onto Highway 6.
  • Near Highway 6 and Campbellville Road, the vehicle was involved in a head-on collision with a tractor trailer.
  • The driver of the vehicle, a male, and the passenger, a female, were pronounced dead at the scene.
    
Six investigators, three forensic investigators and one collision reconstructionist have been assigned to 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 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, monica.hudon@ontario.ca
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342