News Release

SIU Investigating Collision in Centre Wellington

Case Number: 23-PVI-095   

Mississauga, ON (22 March, 2023) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the serious injury suffered by a 43-year-old man overnight in Centre Wellington.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • Shortly after midnight on March 22, 2023, officers with the Halton Regional Police Service attempted to stop a black Chrysler 300 that had committed traffic infractions in another jurisdiction. The attempt was unsuccessful, and the officers disengaged.
  • When the vehicle entered into Wellington County, Ontario Provincial Police officers attempted to stop the vehicle.
  • At approximately 1:45 a.m., in the area of Wellington Road 18 and 4 Line, the vehicle left the roadway and entered into a ditch. 
  • The driver was transported to hospital where he was diagnosed with a serious injury.

Three investigators and one forensic investigator have been assigned to the case. 

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:

If you or someone you know is an affected person in need of support, please call the Affected Persons Program General Referral Line at 1-877-641-1897 or click here for more information:

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