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News Release

SIU Investigating Vehicle Fatality in Napanee

Case Number: 18-PVD-068

Mississauga, ON (6 March, 2018) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding a collision today in Napanee that resulted in the death of an 88-year-old woman and serious injuries to a 42-year-old man.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 3:30 p.m. on March 6, 2018, the Ontario Provincial Police was made aware of an SUV traveling at a high rate of speed on Bridge Street through the town of Napanee.
  • Officers attempted to stop the SUV.
  • On County Road 2, east of Barker Side Road, the SUV became involved in a collision with another vehicle. The female driver of that vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene.
  • The driver of the SUV was transported to hospital where he was diagnosed with a serious injury.

At this time, five investigators, four 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