THE SIU IS INVESTIGATING A FATAL COLLISION THAT TOOK THE LIFE OF A 19-YEAR-OLD IN PETERBOROUGH COUNTY

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding a multi-vehicle collision late last night, resulting in the death of a 19-year-old male. 
Preliminary information suggests the following:

  • At approximately 10:40 p.m. on August 6, 2021, a Peterborough Police Service (PPS) officer was conducting speed enforcement on Hwy #28.
  • A south-bound motorist was observed travelling at a high rate of speed and went past the officer.  The officer attempted to stop the motorist by activating the police vehicle’s emergency lighting system.  The officer lost sight of the speeding motorist.
  • A short time later, the officer came upon a multi-vehicle collision involving the motorist that he was attempting to stop.
  • There were several injuries to the occupants of the vehicles.  One occupant was pronounced dead at the scene.

Three investigators and two forensic investigators have been assigned to the case.
The SIU is asking anyone who may have information about this investigation to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529. The Unit is also asking anyone who may have any video evidence related to this incident to upload that video through the SIU website.

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