SIU invokes mandate after woman suffers life threatening injuries in 401 overpass fall

On Feb 20, 2021 shortly after 3 a.m., members of the Lennox & Addington OPP responded to a report of a distraught person at the overpass on Old Wilton Road in Odessa.

An 18-year old person from Odessa was located on the overpass over the 401 Highway. Officers attempted to approach the individual, but the person suffered life-threatening injuries after falling from the bridge. She was transported to hospital for medical attention.

The highway has since been re-opened.

The OPP has notified the Province’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) which has invoked its mandate. As a result the OPP will not be able to provide any further information.

*the headline of this report has been updated*

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