Ontario police watchdog investigating death of two men in Hamilton car crash

HAMILTON – Ontario police watchdog is investigating the deaths of two men in a car accident following an interaction with a Hamilton police officer on Sunday evening.

The province’s Special Investigations Unit says there was an interaction between a Hamilton officer and a man who was driving erratically on John Street near Forest Avenue around 11 p.m.

The watchdog says the man fled in the vehicle and rammed into another driver.

Two male passengers in the vehicle that was hit were killed – one was pronounced dead at the scene and the other was taken to hospital, where he later died.

The SIU says the driver of the car that was hit was taken to hospital with serious injuries, while the driver of the vehicle that fled police was taken to hospital with non-severe injuries. his life in danger.

The watchdog urges anyone with information or dashcam footage related to the case to contact them.

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on September 26, 2022.


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