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Ontario police watchdog investigating after man dies following stun gun shot in Durham Region

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Ontario’s police watchdog is investigating the death of a 48-year-old man after a car crash east of Toronto.

The Special Investigations Unit says there was a single-vehicle collision around 12 p.m. Saturday on Highway 115 north of Highway 407 in Durham Region.

The SIU says there was an “interaction” between the man involved in the collision and a Durham regional police officer.

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They say the officer fired his stun gun at the man.

The SIU says the man was taken to hospital in critical condition and pronounced dead around 2:10 a.m. Sunday.

OPP said the southbound lanes of the highway south of Hwy. 35 were closed for a “police investigation.”

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The agency is asking for anyone with information about the incident to contact them at 1-800-787-8529. Anyone with video evidence related to this incident to upload that video through the SIU website.

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