News Release

SIU Investigating Man’s Fatal Fall from Overpass to Highway in Brockville

Case Number: 20-OCD-183

Mississauga, ON (25 July, 2020) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 56-year-old man earlier today in Brockville.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 10:15 a.m. on July 25, 2020, Brockville Police Service officers were on patrol when they spotted a person of interest on the North Augusta Road overpass above Highway 401. 
  • As the officers approached the man, he fled and went over the guardrail, landing on the westbound on-ramp to the highway.
  • The man, from Houston, Texas, was transported to hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

Three investigators and one forensic investigator have been assigned to the case. The post-mortem is scheduled for Tuesday.

The SIU is urging anyone who may have information about this investigation to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529. The Unit is also urging anyone who may have any video evidence related to this incident to upload that video through the SIU website.

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