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News Release

SIU Investigation into Barrie Collision Death Continuing

Case Number: 09-OVD-218

Mississauga (27 August, 2009) --- The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is continuing its investigation into the death of a 48 year old man involved in a collision in Barrie on Tuesday August 25, 2009.

The SIU investigation to date has determined that just after 3:30 p.m. a Barrie Police Service (BPS) officer stopped a Mitsubishi automobile in the area of Ferndale Drive and Tiffin Street to investigate the driver. Shortly after the stop, the driver drove off in his vehicle. The officer initiated a pursuit. In the area of Essa Road and Ferndale Drive the Mitsubishi was involved in a collision with a Honda Civic. The driver of the Honda, Steven Tuck of Barrie, sustained fatal injuries.

The SIU has designated one officer as a subject officer and seven officers as witness officers. In addition, a number of civilian witnesses have been interviewed.

The SIU is appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident to contact the Unit at 416-622-1957 or 1-800-787-8529 extension #1957.

5090 Commerce Boulevard/5090, boulevard Commerce, Mississauga, ON L4W 5M4
Tel/Tã©l: 416-622-0748 • 1 -800-787-8529 • Fax/Tã©lã©c: 416-622-2455 •

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. 

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