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1 charged following fatal collision in New Tecumseth, SIU invokes mandate

As a result of the investigation, Ryan Buckley, 23, from Bradford, was charged with dangerous operation causing death and failure to comply with a probation order, OPP say. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating a fatal collision that took place in New Tecumseth, Ont. on Monday night, Nottawasaga OPP say.

Police say an officer began to follow a black sedan on Line 6, onto Sideroad 20 on Monday.

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After losing sight of the vehicle, the officer came across a crash at the intersection of 5th Line and Sideroad 20 involving the black sedan and a white sedan at about 11:40 p.m., OPP add.

Both vehicles were stopped in the southeast ditch of the intersection, police say, and the occupants in both cars suffered from injuries.

As a result of the investigation, Ryan Buckley, 23, from Bradford, was charged with dangerous operation causing death and failure to comply with a probation order, OPP say.

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Police say Buckley suffered non-life-threatening injuries as a result of the crash.

The driver and passenger in the white sedan were transported to an area hospital by Georgian Ambulance, police add.

The 36-year-old female passenger from Barrie later died as a result of her injuries, officers say, and the driver of the white sedan suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Buckley is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Bradford on Oct. 24.

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The SIU says two investigators and two forensic investigators have been assigned to the case.

Anyone with information can contact the SIU at 1-800-787-8529.

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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