News Release

SIU Investigating Hamilton Police-Involved Fatal Collision; Seeking Witnesses

Case Number: 22-OVD-249   

Mississauga, ON (26 September, 2022) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the deaths of two men in a crash following an interaction with a Hamilton Police Service officer last night.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At about 11 p.m. on September 25, 2022, there was an interaction involving a Hamilton Police Service officer and a man driving erratically on John Street near Forest Avenue.  
  • The man in the vehicle fled northbound on John Street and struck another driver who was travelling westbound on Young Street. 
  • Two male passengers in the vehicle that was struck are deceased. One man was pronounced deceased at the scene and the other man was pronounced deceased at hospital. The driver was taken to hospital and is being treated for serious injuries. 
  • The driver of the vehicle that fled was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Three investigators and two forensic investigators have been assigned to the case. The post-mortem examinations are scheduled for Wednesday.

The SIU is urging anyone who may have information about this investigation, such as dash cam video, to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529 or online at: https://siu.on.ca/en/appeals.php

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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Kristy Denette, siu.media@ontario.ca
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES