News Release

SIU Concludes Investigation of Death of Man in Motor Vehicle Collision

Case Number: 21-PVD-064   

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SIU Investigating Fatal Collision in Roseneath

Mississauga, ON (25 June, 2021) ---
On February 27, 2021, a 62-year-old male succumbed to injuries incurred in a motor vehicle collision in the area of Northumberland Road and Roseneath Landing Road, Ontario.  As the vehicle in which he was traveling had almost struck an Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) cruiser just before the collision, the SIU was notified and opened a file. The driver of the OPP vehicle was identified as the subject official for purposes of the SIU investigation.  The investigation has now been concluded.   

According to SIU Director, Joseph Martino, “On my assessment of the evidence, I am satisfied that the collision that took the man’s life was the result of his impairment by alcohol, and that the subject official was in no way responsible for the crash.” 

Full Director’s Report (with Incident Narrative, Evidence, and Analysis & Director’s Decision): https://www.siu.on.ca/en/directors_report_details.php?drid=1406

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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Loida Pedro, loida.pedro@ontario.ca
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342