Shortly after 4:00 AM, this morning, a member from the Sarnia Police Service working general patrol duties observed a vehicle traveling northbound on Russell Street that had committed a driving offence.
The suspect vehicle drove past the officer attempting to evade police and a short time later collided with a fence line on the west side of Russell Street North between Maria Street and George Street.
The driver of the vehicle was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The Special Investigations Unit was notified and has invoked their mandate. As such, all inquiries regarding the investigation are to be directed to the Special Investigations Unit at 416-622-0784 or 1-800-787-8529.