Child dies, officer hurt in Pigeon Lake Road altercation

By Lindsay Advocate

A child has died and a police officer has sustained serious injury after a domestic dispute turned into a car chase on Pigeon Lake Road.

Members of the Peterborough County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a call for service in the Municipality of Trent Lakes related to a domestic dispute involving a firearm.

Police from the City of Kawartha Lakes (CKL) Detachment of the OPP attempted to stop the vehicle involved in the dispute.

There was a motor vehicle collision between the vehicle and an OPP cruiser on Pigeon Lake Road in Kawartha Lakes.

Police say an altercation occurred between the male driver and officers. Eventually the man was apprehended, with the assistance of members of the Kawartha Lakes Police Service. The man was transported to a Toronto area trauma centre with serious injuries.

A Kawartha Lakes OPP officer also sustained serious injury and is being treated in Toronto.

A child died at the scene as a result of the incident.

The Criminal Investigation Branch of the OPP will manage the scene and ongoing criminal investigation with the assistance of the Kawartha Lakes Police Service and York Regional Police Service, at the request of OPP Commissioner Carrique.

The Province’s Special Investigation Unit (SIU) has invoked their mandate and have begun their investigation.

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