One of two people killed in a crash in Hamilton Thursday morning may have been the victim of an assault and abduction.
In a release, Waterloo Regional police said they began chasing the vehicle after following up on reports that a female was possibly being abducted and assaulted in Cambridge.
“Responding officers located the vehicle being driven by a male, accompanied by a female passenger. Police attempted to stop the vehicle and investigate the circumstances,” Waterloo police said.
“The driver of the vehicle failed to stop for the officer, and a pursuit was initiated.”
Just before 10 a.m., the vehicle crashed into the transport truck, killing both passengers of the car.
No police officers were injured.
The SIU has now invoked its mandate, and Waterloo police say they will not be making any further comments.
The SIU is an arms-length agency that investigates incidents involving police in which someone is killed, injured or accused of sexual assault.
— Mark Douglas (@Douglas570NEWS) October 5, 2017