News Release

No Charges Warranted in Relation to Brampton Collision Between Civilian Vehicles that Claimed the Lives of a Woman and her Three Daughters

Case Number: 20-OVD-142   

Mississauga, ON (21 October, 2020) ---
On June 18, 2020, a woman and her three young children tragically lost their lives in a motor vehicle collision at the intersection of Torbram Road and Countryside Drive in Brampton. The woman had been operating an SUV that was struck by an Infiniti. The Infiniti driver suffered unspecified serious injuries as well in the collision. As the Infiniti driver was fleeing from a police cruiser at the time, the matter was reported to the SIU and an investigation was commenced. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to believe that the officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the motor vehicle collision.

Full Director’s Report (with Incident Narrative, Evidence, and Analysis & Director’s Decision):

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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