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News Release

Update: SIU Continues Investigation into Wellington County Vehicle Death

Case Number: 10-PVD-020

Mississauga (12 February, 2010) --- The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is continuing its investigation into a fatal collision in Wellington County that occurred on February 11, 2009.

The SIU was notified by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) that at approximately 1:30 a.m., an officer began to follow a vehicle southbound on Highway 23, north of Palmerston, for investigation of a Highway Traffic Act infraction. A short time later, that vehicle collided with an oncoming northbound vehicle with two occupants. One of the occupants of the northbound vehicle, 22-year-old Katherine McNally, was pronounced dead at the scene. The other occupant, an 18-year old male, suffered serious injuries and is still in hospital. The 25-year-old male driver of the southbound vehicle is in hospital with minor injuries.

The SIU is appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident to contact the Unit at 416-622-2290 or 1-800-787-8529 x. 2290.

The SIU is an arm’s length agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations 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 any investigations to the Attorney General. 

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