Two dead in horrific crash involving Waterloo police

Two dead in horrific crash involving Waterloo police

A man and a woman are dead and the special investigations unit has been called in after a auto collided head-on with a transport truck near Hamilton, Ont., in a situation that involved police.

Both occupants of the vehicle were pronounced dead at the scene.

According to the OPP, a man and a woman were killed in the collision.

Debris from the crash was scattered across the roadway.

Haffner said a man was driving the vehicle and the woman was a passenger.

How Waterloo police were involved was not immediately clear. The driver of the transport truck was not injured.

When the driver did not stop, Haffner says a pursuit was initiated that ended with the fatal collision. The chase carried on until Highway 6 south near Highway 401.

Just before 10 a.m., the vehicle crashed into the transport truck, killing both passengers of the auto. The area is flooded with officers, both marked and unmarked police cruisers, some from Waterloo Regional Police and OPP.

Haffner said no police officers were injured in the chase.

The Special Investigations Unit is now investigating the circumstances around the deadly incident. He says crews are still working to reconstruct the collision, and the highway is expected to remain closed between 9th Concession and 10th Concession until later in the day. A command post is on Highway 6.

The SIU is called to investigate any interaction between an Ontario police officer and a member of the public that results in death, serious injury or an allegation of sexual assault.