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News Release

Toronto Man Succumbs to Injuries

Case Number: 05-TVI-053

TORONTO (22 April, 2005) --- A 22-year-old man who was critically injured in a collision on April 19, 2005, succumbed to his injuries this morning at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. The man has been identified as Nesanel Levin from Toronto.

Mr. Levin was critically injured when a Plymouth Breeze struck his Honda Civic. The 55-year-old driver of the Plymouth was not seriously injured in the collision.

The SIU was notified that Toronto Police Service (TPS) officers were responding to a break and enter call when they saw what they believed to be the suspect car traveling on Carmichael Avenue. The police proceeded to follow the Plymouth car as it traveled onto Bathurst. Near the area of Bathurst and Haddington Avenue, the Plymouth struck Mr. Levin's car.

The SIU is investigating the extent of police involvement in the events surrounding the collision. Investigators have designated one subject and four witness officers from the TPS and the investigation is continuing.

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