SIU Investigating Traffic Fatality in Windsor
Case Number: 09-OVD-272
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Windsor Police notified the SIU that at approximately 8:30 p.m. on October 19, 2009, officers were on their way to the intersection of Tecumseh Road and Walker Road to assist an ambulance with an emergency run to a hospital. At the intersection of Langlois Avenue and Wyandotte Street, the police cruiser and another vehicle collided. The female passenger of the vehicle was taken to Hotel-Dieu Grace Hospital where she was pronounced dead. The driver of the vehicle was also taken to Hotel-Dieu Grace Hospital, and is listed in stable condition. The two officers in the police cruiser were treated for minor injuries, and have since been released from hospital.
The SIU has assigned five investigators and two forensic investigators to investigate the incident.
SIU investigators are appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident to contact the Unit at 416-622-0748 or 1-800-787-8529 ext. 1935.
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.