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SIU Investigates Death in Chelmsford

Case Number: 06-OVD-070

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SIU Concludes Investigation into Death in Chelmsford

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TORONTO (24 April, 2006) --- The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is investigating the circumstances surrounding a collision between a vehicle and a cyclist that occurred on April 22, 2006, in Chelmsford.

At about 8:39 p.m. on that date, two Greater Sudbury Police Service officers in a marked cruiser were patrolling southbound on Errington Street when they saw two cars traveling at a high rate of speed. The vehicles - a Chevrolet Cavalier and a Toyota Corolla - were traveling northbound on Errington and passed the cruiser. The officer turned the cruiser around and about 1.5 km away, found that the Corolla had collided with a cyclist.

The 16-year-old cyclist was taken to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. None of the occupants in the cars were seriously injured.

Two SIU investigators, including a collision reconstructionist, are probing what role, if any, the police played in the events surrounding the fatal collision. Investigators are appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident to contact the Unit at 416-622-1965 or 1-800-787-8529 x 1965.

The SIU is an independent government agency that investigates the conduct of officials (police officers as well as special constables with the Niagara Parks Commission and peace officers with the Legislative Protective Service) that may have resulted in death, serious injury, sexual assault and/or the discharge of a firearm at a person. All investigations are conducted by SIU investigators who are civilians. Under the Special Investigations Unit Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether the official has committed a criminal offence in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, cause a criminal charge to be laid against the official where grounds exist for doing so, or close the file without any charges being laid
  • publicly report the results of its investigations
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342