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Update: Woman Involved in January 1st Multi-Vehicle Collision in Toronto Succumbs to Injuries

Case Number: 21-TVD-002   

Mississauga, ON (2 February, 2021) ---
Update: Woman Involved in January 1st Multi-Vehicle Collision in Toronto Succumbs to Injuries
  
Mississauga, ON (February 2, 2021) --- On January 1, 2021, a Mercedes-Benz SUV being investigated by police became involved in a collision with other vehicles in the intersection of Keele Street and Sheppard Avenue West. As a result of the collision, the 23-year-old male driver of the Mercedes-Benz was taken to hospital, as was the 67-year-old female driver of a Honda CRV. On January 30, 2021, the 67-year-old woman succumbed to her injuries in hospital.

The SIU’s investigation is ongoing. One subject officer and one witness officer had been designated. Both have been interviewed. 

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