The Special Investigations Unit reports that they are examining the circumstances surrounding the death of a 35-year-old man whose body was found in Lake Ontario at Amhersrview following a motor vehicle collision.
Preliminary information suggests that just before 12:30 a.m. on May 27, Kingston Police responded to a call at a residence in the west end of the city. A short while later a person of interest drove past the residence and an officer initiated a pursuit, which was later called off. Not long after, residents at the intersection of County Road 6 and Highway 33 called 911 to report a possible crash into Lake Ontario. That afternoon, the body of a 35-year-old man was located in a vehicle in the water.
Information obtained by the Kingston Heritage indicates that the victim was pursued by Kingston Police until Taylor Kidd Boulevard at Coronation Drive. Shortly thereafter, someone in the area of Highway 6 and Bath Road called OPP after reportedly hearing the sound of a car travelling at a high speed, then a loud crash.
The car appeared to have vaulted over a metal barrier, subsequently sliding down a ravine and coming to a stop, completely submerged, about 100 metres into the water.
The roadway remained closed by OPP until approximately 6:15 a.m. The roadway was closed again shortly after 3 p.m. Friday for further investigation and retrieval of the vehicle. It was reopened by Friday evening.
The SIU (Special Investigations Unit) is a civilian law enforcement agency, independent of the police, that conducts criminal investigations into circumstances involving police and civilians that have resulted in serious injury, death or allegations of sexual assault.