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News Release

SIU Investigating Collision Near Morrisburg

Case Number: 09-PVI-196

Mississauga (6 August, 2009) --- The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is investigating a single motor vehicle collision that occurred at a service centre on westbound Highway 401 east of Morrisburg early this morning.

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) reported to the SIU that at approximately 2:30 a.m., an OPP officer was conducting radar on westbound Highway 401 when the officer saw a black Kia car travelling at a high rate of speed. The officer started to follow the Kia. A short time later the car exited the highway at a service centre between Morrisburg and Ingleside and collided with a cement barrier. There were four occupants in the vehicle. One woman suffered serious injuries and has been taken to hospital in Montreal. Three other occupants of the car, two male and one female, have been released from Cornwall Community Hospital.

Five SIU investigators, including two forensic investigators, are probing the circumstances surrounding the collision. Investigators are examining the collision scene, will be designating subject and witness officers, and locating and interviewing witnesses. Anyone with information about the collision is asked to contact the Unit at 416-622-2293 or 1-800-787-8529.

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, 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