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SIU called in after crash involving OPP cruiser, pickup truck

Collision happened shortly before 10 a.m., Tuesday, on 20th Sideroad at 10th Line in Essa Township; Two people sent to hospital
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Members of the Nottawasaga Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a two-vehicle collision involving a police vehicle this morning in Essa Township, and the province's Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has since invoked its mandate.

On Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021, at approximately 9:56 a.m., Nottawasaga OPP officers and emergency services responded to a collision involving a pickup truck and a police cruiser on the 20th Side Road at the 10th Line in Essa Township.

Both drivers were the lone occupants in their respective vehicles and both were transported to a local hospital with unknown injuries.

A road closure is in effect for the police investigation.

The OPP has notified the SIU, which has invoked its mandate. As a result, the OPP will not be able to provide any further information.