Police say officers were following a black car driven by the Bradford man onto Sideroad 20 minutes before the crash.
NEWS RELEASE ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE ************************ NEW TECUMSETH – At approximately 11:40 p.m., on Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, a member of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Nottawasaga Detachment came upon a collision scene in the area of Fifth Line and Sideroad 20 in the Town of New Tecumseth.
Barrie woman killed in New Tecumseth crash; SIU investigating
They say officers lost track of the vehicle and came up to the collision at the intersection of Fifth Line and Sideroad 20 involving the black car and a white Volkswagen.
Both vehicles were severely damaged. It appears both vehicles may have rolled before coming to rest in a farmers field.
The women in the white car, a driver and passenger, were taken to hospital where the 36-year-old passenger died of her injuries. She has not been identified. The driver suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
Police will not reveal why the Bradford mans car was being followed, but insist it was not a high-speed pursuit.
The Bradford man is charged with dangerous operation causing death and failing to comply with a probation order. Police have identified him as Ryan Buckley.
The SIU investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault.
A Barrie woman has died, and a 23-year-old Bradford man is under arrest following a collision in New Tecumseth on Monday night.
Police have released few details about the collision, which occurred at around midnight in the area of Line 5 and Sideroad 20.
Reports from the scene suggest a vehicle being pursued by police crashed into another car, causing both vehicles to leave the roadway and land in a nearby ditch.
A source tells CP24 that the person killed in the crash was not in the vehicle that was being pursued by officers.
The SIU is an arms length organization called in to investigate whenever police are involved in a death, serious injury, or allegations of sexual assault.