On May 1, 2022, at 10:15 p.m., Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) officers assigned to the 5th District (Fort Erie) responded alongside Niagara Emergency Medical Service (NEMS) paramedics and members of the Fort Erie Fire Department for reports of a single vehicle collision on Bertie Street between Concession Road and Douglas Street in the town of Fort Erie.

Upon arrival, officers located the vehicle, a black 4-door Infiniti, and determined it had collided with a fire hydrant. The driver, a 19-year-old man from the city of Fort Erie, was pronounced dead at the scene. The identity of the driver is not revealed.

Detectives assigned to the Collision Reconstruction Unit are appealing to members of the public who may have been in the area at the time of the collision. Residents with CCTV footage that captures Bertie Street, Concession Road and/or Douglas Street, and motorists who were in the area with an operational dash cam, are encouraged to review their footage and contact the senior detective. at 905-688-4111, option 3, badge 1009170 with all relevant information.

Members of the public who wish to provide information anonymously may contact Niagara Crime Stoppers online or by calling 1-800-222-8477.

Incident #22-45111