On Saturday, September 9, 2017, shortly before 3:00 a.m., a vehicle with three occupants was involved in a single motor-vehicle collision in the area of Lakeshore Road West and Avonhead Road in Mississauga.

The driver, an off-duty Peel Regional Police Officer, and a passenger within the vehicle, were pronounced deceased at the scene. A third passenger was taken to local hospital with serious, non- life-threatening injuries.

“It is with heavy hearts and deep sadness that we learn of the death of one of our fellow officers. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, and both other families impacted by this tragic event. The flags will now fly at half-mast out of respect for our fallen friend.” said Chief Jennifer Evans.

In light of the far-reaching and deeply felt impact this tragedy will have across the Peel Regional Police Service, we have requested that Toronto Police Service take the lead in this investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact investigators with Toronto Police Traffic Services at (416) 808-1900. Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting www.peelcrimestoppers.ca or by sending a text message to CRIMES (274637) with the word ‘PEEL’ and then your tip.