The Chatham-Kent Police Service responded to 168 calls for service in the last 24 hours. Three people were arrested on outstanding warrants.
Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision Update
On Tuesday, August 16, 2022, at 7:26 a.m., emergency crews responded to a serious motor vehicle collision involving a cement truck and an SUV on Queens Line near the 401-access ramp.
The cement truck was westbound, approaching the 401-access ramp, when the vehicle veered into the eastbound traffic lane. The truck struck the SUV travelling eastbound, continued southbound through a ditch, and rested in a cornfield. The SUV spun into the southside ditch.
The 31-year-old male driver of the truck sustained minor injuries and was transported to the hospital. The 55-year-old female driver of the SUV was extricated and airlifted to the hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries.
The Traffic Unit has completed its investigation. Alistair Gonsalves, 31 years of Scarborough, has been charged with dangerous drive causing death and criminal negligence causing death. He will be required to attend court on November 14, 2022
Woman Arrested on Outstanding Warrant
At 7:58 a.m., the woman attended the Chatham-Kent Police headquarters and turned herself into the police.
The woman was wanted on an outstanding warrant for failing to attend court.
The 53-year-old Walpole Island woman was arrested and held pending a bail hearing.
Make the Right Call – Every call is Important!
False 911 calls pull officers away from incidents that require their attention. The Chatham-Kent Police Service would like to ensure everyone knows what number to call should they require police assistance.
If you have a life-threatening emergency or would like to report a crime in progress, please call 911 immediately.
For all other non-emergency incidents, please call our Central Communication Centre at 519-352-1234.
If you would like to speak with an officer regarding a general inquiry, please call 519-436-6600 extension #222.
If you have information on a crime and wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), and you may be eligible for a cash reward.
Chatham-Kent Police remind you not to call 911 unless it is an emergency.