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SIU Investigating After Woman Critically Injured in Collision with OPP Boat Near Sudbury

Case Number: 24-PVD-242   

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Mississauga, ON (7 June, 2024) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the critical injury of a 49-year-old woman following a collision with an Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) boat on Nepewassi Lake early this morning.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 4:30 a.m. on June 7, 2024, officers with the Nipissing West detachment were investigating a domestic disturbance in relation to a call received from a residence only accessible via watercraft on Nepewassi Lake. 
  • While en route to the residence, the OPP boat was involved in a collision with another watercraft.
  • The female operator of the other boat was seriously injured and taken to hospital in Sudbury. 
  • No one was seriously injured aboard the OPP boat.
Three investigators and one forensic investigator have been assigned to the case. One subject official and one witness official have 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:

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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Kristy Denette,
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES