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SIU Investigating Fatal Collision in Toronto

Numéro du dossier: 19-TVD-144

Mississauga, ON (23 juin 2019) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death last night of a man when the vehicle he was operating was struck by a vehicle being investigated by Toronto Police Service (TPS) officers.
 
Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 7 p.m. on June 22, 2019, TPS officers were investigating a vehicle in a plaza parking lot located east of Scarborough Golf Club Road and Lawrence Avenue East.
  • During this investigation, the vehicle of interest fled from the plaza and officers followed it. 
  • In the intersection of Scarborough Golf Club Road and Lawrence Avenue East, the vehicle struck another vehicle. 
  • The 77-year-old driver of the vehicle that was struck was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger from that vehicle – a 74-year-old woman – was taken to hospital for treatment of serious injuries. No one from the vehicle being investigated sustained serious injuries.  

Five investigators, two forensic investigators and one collision reconstructionist have been assigned to this incident. At this time, one subject officer and one witness officer have been designated.
 
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.

L’UES est un organisme indépendant qui enquête sur des rapports d’incidents impliquant des policiers et qui ont causé la mort ou une blessure grave, ou qui comportent des allégations d’agression sexuelle. En vertu de la Loi sur les services policiers, le directeur de l’UES est tenu :

  • de déterminer si un policier a commis un acte criminel lié à l’incident faisant l’objet de l’enquête;
  • compte tenu des éléments de preuve, de déposer une accusation au criminel contre le policier, le cas échéant, ou de fermer le dossier sans déposer un chef d’accusation;
  • de faire rapport des résultats de toute enquête au procureur général.

Read this news release in English.

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