News Release

No Criminal Wrongdoing in Relation to Greater Sudbury Collision that Resulted in Death of One Man and Serious Injuries to Another

Case Number: 19-OVD-015

Mississauga, ON (26 April, 2019) ---
Shortly before midnight on January 15, 2019, in the area of Municipal Road 80 and Valleyview Road in Greater Sudbury, an Audi vehicle collided with a Mitsubishi Lancer, resulting in serious injuries to both drivers. Just prior to the collision, a Greater Sudbury Police Service (GSPS) officer had been engaged in a brief attempt to pursue the Audi. On January 19, 2019, the Audi driver passed away when he was removed from life support at the hospital. The Interim Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a GSPS officer in relation to this incident.

Full Director’s Report (with Incident Narrative, Evidence, and Analysis & Director’s Decision): 

The SIU is a civilian agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or an allegation 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 investigations to the Attorney General.

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