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News Release

SIU Investigating Death of a Man on Highway in Hamilton

Case Number: 17-OVD-297

Mississauga, ON (14 October, 2017) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is examining the circumstances surrounding death of a 36-year-old man, who was struck by a tractor trailer on the Lincoln M. Alexander Parkway yesterday evening.

Preliminary information suggests the following occurred:
  • Around 8:40 p.m. on October 13, 2017, Hamilton Police Service received a call for a man in distress on the westbound Lincoln M. Alexander Parkway at the ramp to Highway 403.
  • Police officers attended the area.
  • A short time later, the man was struck by a westbound tractor trailer.
  • The 36-year-old man was pronounced dead.  
    
The SIU has designated one subject officer and two witness officers as part of this investigation.

Five investigators, two forensic investigators, and one collision reconstructionist have been assigned to this incident.

The SIU is urging anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529. The Unit is also asking 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