SIU Investigates Fatal Collision in Chatham
Case Number: 05-OVD-058
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The SIU was notified that Chatham-Kent Police Service officers attempted to stop a Chrysler Neon car after it allegedly went through police radar. The Neon lost control and collided with a tree on Indian Creek Road, east of Creek Road. The driver of the car was pronounced dead at the scene.
The SIU is investigating the events leading up the collision and the extent of police involvement. The Unit is appealing 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.