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Police Watchdog Investigating Man’s Death After He Allegedly Consumed Substance At Peterborough Car Dealership

PETERBOROUGH-The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 28-year-old man this afternoon in Peterborough.

Preliminary information suggests the man died after consuming a substance at a car dealership.Police say at approximately 2:15 p.m. on August 11, 2023, a Peterborough Police Service officer was travelling on Parkhill Road West when he observed a vehicle being operated in a careless manner and the officer attempted to stop the vehicle. Shortly after, that vehicle became involved in a single-vehicle collision in the area of Towerhill Road and Chemong Road. The driver of the vehicle – a 28-year-old man – entered the Peterborough Volkswagen dealership and became involved in an interaction with staff.  According to the SUI when officers entered the dealership, the man – who appeared to be armed – consumed a substance.  At some point, the man became vital signs absent and first-aid was administered. He was transported to hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
Four investigators and two forensic investigators have been assigned to the case.
The SIU is urging anyone who may have information about this investigation, including video or photos, to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529 or online at: https://siu.on.ca/en/appeals.php


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Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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