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Police watchdog investigating death of man, 28, in Ottawa crash

Ontario's police watchdog is investigating the circumstances around the death of a 28-year-old man they say died in an Ottawa vehicle crash after a police chase.

The Special Investigations Unit says an Ontario Provincial Police officer was doing radar enforcement in the area of Highway 416 before 11:00 p.m. on Tuesday.

The SIU says the officer saw a driver allegedly speeding and pursued the vehicle.

It says he stopped pursuing the car, but later found the vehicle after the driver had hit a pole. 

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

The SIU is urging anyone with information to contact them. 

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Aug. 16, 2022.

The Canadian Press

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