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News Release

SIU Investigating Barrie Collision Death

Case Number: 09-PVD-309

Mississauga (26 December, 2009) --- The Special Investigation Unit (SIU) is investigating the death of a Barrie man early this morning.

OPP reported to the SIU that at approximately 1:10 a.m. on December 26, 2009, OPP officers attempted to stop a vehicle traveling northbound on Highway 400. The vehicle exited the highway into Barrie and became involved in a collision with a parked trailer in the area of Welhan Road and Hamilton Drive. The 49-year-old Barrie man sustained fatal injuries.

The SIU has assigned seven investigators, including three forensic investigators, to probe the circumstances of this incident.

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