Ontario’s special investigative unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the deaths of two men after a collision in Peterborough, Ont., On Friday night.
According to the SIU, a Peterborough police service officer was driving in Lansdown Street West at about 9.35pm on his way to a call. The SIU said the officer saw a vehicle driving through a red light at Park Street.
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According to the SIU, the officer turned around and activated their emergency lights to chase the vehicle, but resumed the journey to the original call after losing sight of the vehicle.
Later Friday, the same vehicle was involved in a collision with another vehicle at the intersection of Lansdown Street West and Webber Avenue.
Two men in the suspect vehicle – ages 38 and 41 – were pronounced dead at the scene, the SIU said.
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Two women in the other vehicle were taken to Peterborough Regional Health Center and “diagnosed with no injuries.”
The victims were not identified.
The SIU assigned four investigators and two forensic investigators to the case. One subject officer is currently appointed.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the principal investigator at 1-800-787-8529 or online at: https://siu.on.ca/en/appeals.php
The SIU is an independent agency that investigates incidents involving the police that have resulted in the death, serious injury, alleged sexual assault or firearm of a person.
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