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News Release

Man who was Involved in Courtland Vehicle Collison has Died; SIU Investigation Continues

Case Number: 18-PVD-094

Mississauga, ON (11 April, 2018) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding a vehicle collision that occurred at the end of March, and the death days later of a 28-year-old man involved in the collision.
 
Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 2 p.m. on March 31, 2018, Ontario Provincial Police officers attempted to stop a vehicle on Simcoe Street in Tillsonburg.
  • The driver of the vehicle did not stop.
  • On Main Street in Courtland, the same vehicle was involved in a collision.
  • The driver was transported to hospital in serious condition.
  • On the morning of April 8, 2018, the man was pronounced dead in hospital.

Four investigators and one forensic investigator 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