SIU investigating deadly single-vehicle crash Saturday near Loretto

The driver was killed

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit is probing a collision in Adjala-Tosorontio Township that left a 49-year-old man dead.

Shortly after midnight on Saturday, according to the SIU, an Ontario Provincial Police cruiser was southbound on County Road 50 when, in the area of County Road 1, an officer spotted a northbound pickup truck travelling at a high rate of speed.

The SIU said the officer turned his cruiser around and followed the truck. The pickup turned onto Adjala 20 Sideroad and stopped briefly before taking off. A short time later, near Concession Road 5, the officer discovered the vehicle in a ditch. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

Three investigators, two forensic investigators and one collision reconstructionist have been assigned to the case. One subject officer and two witness officers have been designated. 

The SIU is urging anyone who may have information about this investigation to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529. The Unit is also urging anyone who may have any video evidence related to this incident to upload that video through the SIU website.