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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 a civilian agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or an allegation 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 investigations to the Attorney General.

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