Police watchdog investigating after attempted traffic stop ends in deadly crash

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A woman who was in a vehicle that was struck by a driver fleeing police died in hospital, the SIU said. (Mark Bochsler/CBC - image credit)
A woman who was in a vehicle that was struck by a driver fleeing police died in hospital, the SIU said. (Mark Bochsler/CBC - image credit)

Ontario's police watchdog is investigating after an attempted traffic stop by provincial police early Friday ended in a collision that left an uninvolved woman dead and another injured.

According to the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), the incident began around 2:45 a.m., when an OPP officer tried to stop a driver in Brampton.

The driver fled, the SIU said, and then crashed into another vehicle near Dixie Road and Sandalwood Parkway East.

As a result, two people were taken to hospital, including a woman who died shortly after.

The SIU has now identified the woman as 21-year-old Shellome Peart.

"She died in hospital after her vehicle was struck," the SIU said in a news release.

Anyone with information about the incident or dashcam video is asked to contact the SIU 1-800-787-8529.

Peel Regional Police have closed the intersection of Dixie and Sandalwood for further investigation.

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