SIU investigating death of 80-year-old man after interaction with Ontario Provincial Police officer

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The Special Investigation Unit (SIU) is investigating the death of an elderly man following an interaction with an officer of the Ontario Provincial Police.

“The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of an 80-year-old man after he drove his vehicle into Georgian Bay in Midland following an interaction with an Ontario Provincial Police officer this afternoon,” SIU said in a statement.

Citing preliminary information, the Special Investigation Unit, said the incident occurred at around 3 pm on Thursday, after a Southern Georgian Bay Ontario Provincial Police officer stopped the driver of a vehicle for a suspected Highway Traffic Act violation.

The officer and the man conversed before the man entered his vehicle in the war near Bayshore Drive and William Street, SIU said, adding that officers entered the water as

“The vehicle sank and the man did not exit the vehicle. At about 6:49 p.m., the body of the man was recovered from the water,” SIU added.

The Special Investigation Unit also added that three investigators and one forensic investigator have been assigned to the case.

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