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News Release

SIU Investigating Collision in Matheson

Case Number: 19-PVI-236

Mississauga, ON (25 September, 2019) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding a collision yesterday in Matheson that resulted in injuries to a 28-year-old man.
 
The preliminary information indicates the following:
  • At approximately 11:20 a.m. on September 24, 2019, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a complaint of a vehicle being driven erratically on Highway 11 near Matheson.  
  • An OPP officer traveling northbound on the highway spotted the vehicle traveling southbound and the officer made a U-turn to follow the vehicle.
  • A short time later in the area of Highway 11 and 101 West, the vehicle became involved in a head-on collision with a truck.   
  • The driver of the vehicle was transported to hospital for treatment of serious injuries. The truck driver did not sustain any serious injury.

Two 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