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News Release

SIU Updates Investigation into Fatal Toronto Collision

Case Number: 05-TVD-159

TORONTO (3 October, 2005) --- The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is continuing to probe the nature and extent of a Toronto Police Service (TPS) officer's involvement with a motorcycle that collided with a car at the intersection of Talbot Road and Finch Avenue West.

Three people died from their injuries as a result of a collision that occurred at about 1:30 a.m. on October 2, 2005. The 19-year-old driver of the car has been identified as Nicholas Vanderboom. The driver of the motorcycle has been identified as 35-year-old Kenneth Walton and the passenger has been identified as 36-year-old Blake Deck.

The SIU has interviewed several civilian witnesses to the collision and the investigation is continuing. The Unit is appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident to contact the Unit at 416-622-1965 or 1-800-787-8529.

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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SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342