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News Release

Update: Individuals Identified in Hamilton Fatal Collision

Case Number: 17-OVD-287

Mississauga, ON (7 October, 2017) ---
In accordance with the Special Investigations Unit’s name release policy which requires consent from next of kin, the Unit is releasing the names of the two people who died at the scene of a vehicle collision on Thursday, October 5, 2017 in Hamilton.  

The deceased, who were known to each other, are identified as 15-year-old Nathan Wehrle of Cambridge and 16-year-old Taryn Hewitt of London.

The SIU continues to investigate this incident, and 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