Police watchdog release identity of woman killed in Brampton crash
Published November 5, 2021 at 6:33 pm
The province’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) have released the identity of a young woman killed in an early morning crash in Brampton on Friday.
Police say the crash happened shortly after Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers attempted to stop a vehicle in Brampton around 2:45 a.m. on Friday morning.
The male driver reportedly fled from police and crashed into a vehicle driven by 21-year-old Shellome Peart at the intersection of Sandalwood Pkwy. East and Dixie Rd.
Police said both Peart and the drive who crashed into her were injured in the collision and taken to hospital.
The male driver survived the crash, but Peart died in hospital.
Officials have not released the name of the male driver.
According to the OPP, Peel Regional Police are heading up the collision investigation. The SIU has also been called in and have assigned six investigators to the case.
The SIU is the independent civilian agency that investigates incidents anytime the conduct of police officers may have resulted in death, serious injury, sexual assault, and the discharge of a firearm.
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The intersection of Sandalwood Pkwy and Dixie Rd is closed due to a collision that resulted in injuries. The @SIUOntario have invoked their mandate, the intersection is closed to traffic while @PeelPolice investigate the crash. pic.twitter.com/6OItOvWzBC
— OPP Highway Safety Division (@OPP_HSD) November 5, 2021