SIU investigating deadly crash, victim identified

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding a collision on Tuesday, March 6th on Highway 2 just east of Napanee that resulted in the death of an 88-year-old woman and serious injuries to a 42-year-old man.

The SIU says that preliminary information suggests the following:

At approximately 3:30 p.m. on March 6, 2018, the Ontario Provincial Police was made aware of an SUV traveling at a high rate of speed on Bridge Street through the town of Napanee. Officers attempted to stop the SUV. On County Road 2, east of Napanee, the SUV became involved in a collision with another vehicle. The female driver of that vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene.The driver of the SUV was transported to hospital where he was diagnosed with a serious injury.

SIU says that at this time, five investigators, four forensic investigators and one collision reconstructionist have been assigned to this incident.

Two subject officers and three witness officers have been designated. The post-mortem will take place in Ottawa.

In accordance with the Special Investigations Unit’s name release policy which requires consent from next of kin, the Unit is releasing the name of the woman who perished in the collision. The deceased woman has been identified as 88-year-old Florence Wyatt-Morris.

The SIU is urging anyone who may have information about this investigation 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.