News Release

SIU Investigating Death of Man in Ottawa Crash

Case Number: 22-PVD-208   

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Mississauga, ON (17 August, 2022) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 28-year-old man in Ottawa last night.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 10:42 p.m. on August 16, 2022, an Ontario Provincial Police officer was doing radar enforcement in the area of Highway 416. 
  • The officer saw a driver travelling at a high rate of speed and pursued the vehicle.
  • The officer stopped the pursuit and later located the vehicle after it had hit a pole on Dilworth Road.
  • The man was pronounced deceased at the scene. 
Three investigators and one forensic investigator have been assigned to the case. The post-mortem is scheduled for tomorrow. One subject official has been designated at this time.

The SIU is urging anyone who may have information about this investigation, including video or photos, to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529 or online at: https://siu.on.ca/en/appeals.php

Please note: This news release has been corrected to clarify the police service involved.

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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Kristy Denette, siu.media@ontario.ca
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES