Communiqué de presse

SIU Investigating Fatal Multi-Vehicle Collision in Ottawa

Numéro du dossier: 19-OVD-161

Mississauga, ON (7 juillet 2019) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating a fatal collision that occurred this afternoon in Ottawa. Two people died at the scene and two others sustained injuries.
 
Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • In the early afternoon hours of July 7, 2019, the Ottawa Police Service and the Ontario Provincial Police were conducting an investigation when they observed a vehicle of interest being operated by a 36-year-old man on Highway 17. 
  • In the area of Highway 417 and Panmure Road, the vehicle of interest became involved in a collision with another vehicle. The drivers of both vehicles – the 36-year-old man and a 62-year-old woman – were pronounced dead at the scene. 
  • Other vehicles were involved in the collision. Two individuals from those vehicles were transported to hospital for treatment.

Three investigators, two forensic investigators and one collision reconstructionist 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