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SIU Investigating Fatal Motorcycle Collision in Whitby

Numéro du dossier: 19-OVD-157

Mississauga, ON (29 juin 2019) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating a fatal collision that occurred today in Whitby.
 
Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • On the evening of June 29, 2019, a Durham Regional Police Service officer was operating radar on Highway 407 at Salem Road in Pickering when he observed a motorcycle traveling eastbound at a high rate of speed.
  • The officer followed the motorcycle.
  • A short time later, the motorcycle became involved in a single vehicle collision on the off ramp at Baldwin Street.
  • The 28-year-old male driver of the motorcycle was pronounced dead at the scene.

Three investigators and two forensic investigators have been assigned to this incident. 
 
The SIU is urging anyone who may have information regarding this incident 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