A 39-year-old man is dead following an early-morning police chase in Essex County, near Windsor.
Authorities said that around 12:25 a.m. Thursday an Ontario Provincial Police officer tried to pull over a vehicle on Manning Road at County Road 46, north of Highway 401, but that the unidentified driver fled.
A pursuit ensued and the motorist drove off the road and crashed his car.
Ejected from his vehicle by the impact, he was pronounced dead in hospital.
The circumstances are being examined by the Special Investigations Unit, which probes all police-civilian interactions resulting in death or serious injuries.
A day earlier the SIU was called in on another case, this one involving a teenager who was injured when he fell from a building in Guelph.
City police were responding to a report of two unidentified males climbing up the side of a building near Woolwich Street and Douglas Street around 10 a.m., the SIU said.
There was a “verbal interaction” between the officers and the youths and one of them fell 12 to 15 metres to the ground and suffered two broken legs.Report Typo/Error
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