News Release

Update: Man Dead After Highway 115 Collision, CEW Discharge

Case Number: 21-OCD-332   

Mississauga, ON (3 October, 2021) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is now investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 48-year-old man following a single vehicle collision and police deployment of a conducted energy weapon (CEW) on Highway 115.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 12 noon on October 2, 2021, there was a single vehicle collision on Highway 115, north of Highway 407. 
  • There was an interaction with the man involved in the collision and the Durham Regional Police Service. Police deployed a CEW at the man.
  • The man was taken to hospital in critical condition and was pronounced dead at 2:08 a.m. on October 3, 2021. 

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