News Release

SIU Updates Collision Investigation in Chatham

Case Number: 05-OVD-058

Mississauga (26 April, 2005) --- Investigators from the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) are continuing to probe the circumstances surrounding a fatal motor vehicle collision that occurred in Chatham on April 25, 2005.

The SIU was notified that at approximately 1:05 p.m., officers from the Chatham-Kent Police Service attempted to stop a Chrysler Neon after it allegedly went through police radar. The Neon collided with a tree at the intersection of Indian Creek Road East and Creek Road.

There were three occupants in the Neon. A 26-year-old male passenger was pronounced dead at the scene. A post-mortem examination will be conducted this afternoon in Windsor.

The other passenger, a 24-year-old female, as well as the 33-year-old male driver are in hospital at the London Health Sciences Centre with multiple fractures.

The SIU has designated one subject officer and four witness officers from the Chatham-Kent Police Service and 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. 

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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