On September 9th, 2023, at 2:17pm Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) officers assigned to 2 District (Niagara Falls / Niagara-on-the-Lake) responded alongside Niagara Emergency Medical Service (NEMS) paramedics and members of the Niagara Falls Fire Department (NFFD) for a serious motor vehicle collision on Oakwood Drive south of McLeod Road, in the City of Niagara Falls.
Upon arrival, officers determined a collision occurred involving a grey 2022 Chevrolet Equinox and black 2011 Yamaha F8C motorcycle. As a result of the collision, tragically, the driver of the motorcycle a 44 year old male resident of Thorold was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the Chevrolet Equinox was not injured.
Detectives assigned to the NRPS Collision Reconstruction Unit have assumed carriage of the investigation. They are being supported by detectives from the NRPS Forensic Services Unit. The circumstances related to the cause of the collision remain under investigation.
Witnesses to the collision and motorists who were in the area with an operational dash-camera are encouraged to review their footage and contact the lead detective at 905-688-4111, option 3, badge 1009472 with any relevant information.
Members of the public who wish to provide information anonymously are encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers of Niagara online or by calling 1-800-222-8477.