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News Release

SIU Investigating Fatal Motorcycle Collision in Whitby

Case Number: 19-OVD-157

Mississauga, ON (29 June, 2019) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating a fatal collision that occurred today in Whitby.
 
Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • On the evening of June 29, 2019, a Durham Regional Police Service officer was operating radar on Highway 407 at Salem Road in Pickering when he observed a motorcycle traveling eastbound at a high rate of speed.
  • The officer followed the motorcycle.
  • A short time later, the motorcycle became involved in a single vehicle collision on the off ramp at Baldwin Street.
  • The 28-year-old male driver of the motorcycle was pronounced dead at the scene.

Three investigators and two forensic investigators have been assigned to this incident. 
 
The SIU is urging anyone who may have information regarding this incident 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