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News Release

SIU Investigating Fatal Vehicle Collision in Markham

Case Number: 19-OVD-314

Mississauga, ON (1 January, 2020) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding a fatal motor vehicle collision that occurred yesterday in Markham.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 7:15 p.m. on December 31, 2019, a York Regional Police officer was driving along Major Mackenzie Drive East when – in the area of Kennedy Road – a Hyundai Veloster drove past her.
  • The officer proceeded to follow the vehicle.
  • In the area of Ninth Line and Elgin Mills Road East, the Veloster became involved in a collision with a Toyota Corolla.
  • The 68-year-old male driver of the Corolla was pronounced dead at the scene.
  • The driver of the Veloster sustained no serious injuries.

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 a civilian agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or an allegation 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 investigations to the Attorney General.

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Monica Hudon,
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342