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News Release

SIU Investigates Barrie Collision Death

Case Number: 09-OVD-218

Mississauga (25 August, 2009) --- The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has assigned five investigators and two forensic investigators to probe a fatal collision in Barrie that occurred early this afternoon.

The Barrie Police Service (BPS) contacted the SIU today at 4:20 p.m. and reported that just after 3:30 p.m. an officer attempted to stop a Mitsubishi automobile in the area of Ferndale Drive and Tiffin Street. The vehicle did not stop and a pursuit was initiated. 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, a 48 year old Barrie man, was extricated from his car by fire department personnel. Both he and the driver of the Mitsubishi were taken to the Royal Victoria Hospital. Shortly after 4:00 p.m. the driver of the Honda succumbed to his injuries. The driver of the Mitsubishi, a 15 year old Barrie youth, was treated at hospital for minor injuries.

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