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News Release

SIU Identifies Deceased in Chatham Collision

Case Number: 05-OVD-058

Mississauga (26 April, 2005) --- Investigators from the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) are in Chatham continuing their investigation into a single motor vehicle collision on April 25, 2005 that claimed the life of a 26-year-old male passenger and seriously injured the driver and another passenger. The deceased is identified as Vince Leo Hopkins.

The SIU is investigating the extent of police involvement in the events surrounding the collision and continues to appeal for anyone who witnessed this incident to contact the Unit at 416-622-2293 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. 

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