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News Release

SIU Investigating Motorcyclist’s Death on Highway 407 in Richmond Hill

Case Number: 18-POD-270

Mississauga, ON (11 September, 2018) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 31-year-old man in Richmond Hill. 

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 9, 2018, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a call regarding an abandoned motorcycle in the area of Highway 407 westbound and Highway 404 southbound. 
  • Officers attended the scene and found the motorcycle but were unable to locate the driver.  The officers left the area.
  • At approximately 11:00 p.m. OPP received another call, this time regarding a man lying on Highway 407 eastbound, opposite from where the motorcycle had been located. 
  • Officers found the man and performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation on him. 
  • He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead. 

At this time, two investigators and one forensic investigator 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. Video evidence related to this incident can be uploaded through the SIU website.

The SIU is an independent civilian 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