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News Release

SIU Investigates Motor Vehicle Death in Chatham

Case Number: 10-OVD-014

Mississauga (28 January, 2010) --- The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has assigned four investigators and four forensic investigators to probe a vehicle fatality in Chatham that occurred this morning.

This morning, the SIU was notified by the Chatham-Kent Police Service of a motor vehicle fatality. The SIU was informed that at approximately 11:00 a.m. on January 28, 2010, police became aware of a pickup truck being driven erratically westbound on Grande River Line Road, just west of Bear Line Road. Officers followed the vehicle. A short time later, the pickup truck left the road and struck two trees.

The SIU is appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident to contact the Unit at 416-622-1957 or 1-800-787-8529.

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