Wanted driver dies after a police pursuit in Guelph: SIU

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Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit are being brought in after a police chase in Guelph resulted in a fatal crash.

At around 9:30 a.m. Saturday morning, Guelph Police Service were called to do a well-being check of a man who was also the subject of an arrest warrant.

Officers were able to locate the man who was driving a pick-up truck in the area of Victoria Street and York Road.

SIU investigators say the man fled after being spotted by police. A police chase ensued which ended with the pick-up striking two civilian vehicles at Victoria and Clair Road.

They say the pick-up truck then rolled over several times.

The lone occupant in the pick-up was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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No other information is being released at this time.

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash or have security or dashcam video should contact the SIU at 1-800-787-8529.


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