Motorcyclist dead in wrong-way collision after fleeing traffic stop

Oct 29 2018, 3:09 pm

Ontario’s Special Investigation Unit is now investigating the death of a motorcyclist in a wrong-way collision on a Highway 401 on-ramp Sunday evening.

According to the SIU, on Sunday, October 28 around 5:30 pm, a Toronto police officer attempted to pull over a motorcyclist travelling westbound on Highway 401.

Just past Leslie Street, the motorcyclist pulled over on the north shoulder of the highway in the collectors lane.

“As the officer approached the vehicle, the motorcyclist made a U-turn and went eastbound in the westbound lanes,” the SIU said in a media release.

“The motorcyclist then went the wrong way up the off-ramp of Leslie Street and became involved in a collision with another vehicle.”

The motorcyclist, who was later identified as a 25-year-old male, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The SIU said it has assigned three investigators and two forensic investigators to the incident.

Anyone who may have information about this investigation is encouraged 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.

The SIU is an arm’s length agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault.

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