Release Date: July 3rd, 2019 - 3:43am
Originator: D/Constable, Thien-An Vu, Traffic Services - Collision Reconstruction Unit, 905-825-4747 ext 5065
Contact: D/Constable, Peter Lowery, Traffic Services - Collision Reconstruction Unit, 905-825-4747 ext 5065
At 8:01pm on the 2nd of July 2019, the Halton Regional Police Service received reports that a vehicle had driven into Lake Ontario from LaSalle Park in the City of Burlington. Initial information was received that there were several occupants trapped inside the vehicle described to be a navy blue sedan. Efforts by witnesses, police, the Burlington Fire Department, and Halton Paramedics were unsuccessful in rescuing the trapped occupants from the fully submerged vehicle. Police divers of the Peel Regional Police Service and Toronto Police Service attended and assisted with the recovery efforts. The vehicle was extracted from the lake by divers and a heavy tow service. Two adults were located deceased in the vehicle, a 55 year old male and a 51 year old female from Burlington.
The Collision Reconstruction Unit has taken carriage of the investigation, any witnesses who have not yet spoken with police are asked to call the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 905-825-4747 ext: 5065.