News Release

No Criminal Wrongdoing in Relation to Greater Sudbury Collision that Resulted in Death of One Man and Serious Injuries to Another

Case Number: 19-OVD-015

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SIU Investigating Fatal Vehicle Collision Greater Sudbury Area

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Mississauga, ON (26 April, 2019) ---
Shortly before midnight on January 15, 2019, in the area of Municipal Road 80 and Valleyview Road in Greater Sudbury, an Audi vehicle collided with a Mitsubishi Lancer, resulting in serious injuries to both drivers. Just prior to the collision, a Greater Sudbury Police Service (GSPS) officer had been engaged in a brief attempt to pursue the Audi. On January 19, 2019, the Audi driver passed away when he was removed from life support at the hospital. The Interim Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a GSPS officer in relation to this incident.

Full Director’s Report (with Incident Narrative, Evidence, and Analysis & Director’s Decision): 

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

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Monica Hudon,
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342