News Release

SIU Investigates Fatal Collision in Chatham

Case Number: 05-OVD-058

TORONTO (25 April, 2005) --- Six investigators from the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) have been deployed to Chatham to investigate the circumstances of a single motor vehicle collision that occurred at approximately 1:05 p.m. on April 25, 2005.

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