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News Release

SIU Investigating Collision in Vaughan

Case Number: 11-OCD-002

Mississauga (7 January, 2011) --- Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the death of woman this evening in Vaughan. The York Regional Police (YRP) contacted the SIU at 7:48 p.m. today and reported the following:
  • On Friday January 7, 2011 a YRP officer attempted to stop a car in the area of Bathurst Street near Centre Street.
  • The car did not stop.
  • The car left the road and struck a pole.
  • The sole occupant of the car, the female driver, was ejected.
  • She succumbed to her injuries at the scene.
The SIU has assigned six investigators, two forensic investigators and an accident reconstructionist to probe the circumstances surrounding this incident.

Anyone who may have information regarding this case is asked to contact the Unit at 416-622-1957 or 1-800-787-8529 extension 1957

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. 

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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