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News Release

SIU Investigating Collison Between Cruiser and Pickup Truck in Haldimand

Case Number: 20-PVI-310

Mississauga, ON (18 November, 2020) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding a two-vehicle collision that occurred yesterday in Haldimand, resulting in serious injuries to both vehicle drivers.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 5:30 p.m. on November 17, 2020, an Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) cruiser and a pickup truck became involved in a collision on Haldimand Road 9, in the area of York Road.
  • The OPP officer and the 30-year-old male driver of the civilian vehicle were transported to hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

Two investigators and two forensic investigators have been assigned to the case. 

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 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, 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