The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding a fatal crash in Northumberland County on Saturday night.
According to the SIU, around 9:40 p.m., a Northumberland OPP officer was en route to a call driving eastbound on County Road 18 in the Roseneath/Alderville First Nation area when he observed a pickup truck “coming towards him” just east of Roseneath Landing Road.
The SIU says the officer pulled over the cruiser and proceeded to make a U-turn on the road.
A short time later, the officer discovered the same vehicle had struck a tree in a ditch on the north side of County Road 18.
The 62-year-old male driver was pronounced dead at the scene, the SIU reports.
The victim has yet to be identified.
The SIU says two investigators, two forensic investigators and one collision reconstructionist have been assigned to the case. At this time, one officer has been designated as the subject official. A post-mortem was scheduled for Sunday in Kingston.
The SIU is urging anyone who may have information about this investigation to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529 or upload any video evidence related to this incident through its website.
The SIU investigates incidents that involve police when there is a death, serious injury, a gun is discharged or a person reports a sexual assault.