News Release

SIU Appealing for Witnesses to Brant Collision

Case Number: 20-PVI-156

Mississauga, ON (16 July, 2020) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is appealing for witnesses to a Brant collision that occurred last month, and which resulted in serious injuries to a 36-year-old man.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 8:15 p.m. on June 27, 2020, an Ontario Provincial Police officer attempted to stop a vehicle that was traveling south on Newport Road. 
  • The vehicle did not stop.
  • A short time later, at the intersection off Old Greenfield Road and Newport Road, the vehicle went into a ditch and rolled over.
  • The 36-year-old male driver was taken to hospital for treatment of serious injuries.  

Three investigators and two forensic investigators have been assigned to the case. At this time, one subject officer has been designated.

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 an independent government agency that investigates the conduct of officials (police officers as well as special constables with the Niagara Parks Commission and peace officers with the Legislative Protective Service) that may have resulted in death, serious injury, sexual assault and/or the discharge of a firearm at a person. All investigations are conducted by SIU investigators who are civilians. Under the Special Investigations Unit Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether the official has committed a criminal offence in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, cause a criminal charge to be laid against the official where grounds exist for doing so, or close the file without any charges being laid
  • publicly report the results of its investigations

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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