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SIU clears Ottawa Police in October 2013 collision

The Special Investigation Unit won't lay charges against Ottawa Police officers in connection with the death of a 53-year-old driver killed in a collision in October 2013 at Bank and Laurier.

The man was killed in a collision with a vehicle that was involved in a police pursuit.

The director of the SIU, Tony Loparco, concluded that there are no reasonable grounds for any criminal charges.

The independent body assigned three investigators, two forensic investigators and a collision reconstructionist to investigate all of the circumstances surrounding the early morning collision.

They found that the police officer was driving a marked cruiser and decided to follow a Honda Civic that passed going over the speed limit.

The officer turned her lights on but the driver of the Honda Civic didn't stop and struck a Kia Rondo at the intersection of Bank and Laurier Streets.

The 53-year-old driver of the Kia Rondo was killed.

The SIU is a third-party organization that investigates all circumstances of injury or death that involve a police officer.

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