News Release

SIU Investigating Involvement of Guelph Police Service in Relation to Cambridge Multi-Vehicle Collision

Case Number: 21-OVI-166   

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Mississauga, ON (27 May, 2021) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding a multi-vehicle collision this evening in Cambridge.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • In the evening hours of May 27, 2021, officers with the Guelph Police Service (GPS) were in Waterloo to conduct an investigation.
  • At approximately 6:30 p.m., GPS officers in two separate vehicles were traveling westbound on Kossuth Road – en route to Kitchener – when an eastbound civilian vehicle collided with the first police vehicle in the area of Beaverdale Road. The civilian vehicle then struck the second vehicle which was being operated by a GPS officer.
  • The driver of the civilian vehicle and the police officer from the second vehicle were transported to hospital for treatment of serious injuries. 

Three investigators, two forensic investigators and one collision reconstructionist have been assigned to the case. 

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.

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