Published: Sun, October 08, 2017
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

SIU Called After Hamilton Crash Kills London Girl

SIU Called After Hamilton Crash Kills London Girl

Ontario's police watchdog, the Special Investigations Unit, says 15-year-old Nathan Wehrle of Cambridge and 16-year-old Taryn Hewitt of London were killed when their auto hit the truck head-on in rural Hamilton.

Waterloo police previously said the force got a call Thursday morning from a concerned citizen reporting the possible abduction of a woman from Cambridge - but when police tried to pull the vehicle over, it didn't stop.

After a 20-minute chase, the teens' auto slammed into an oncoming transport truck and the Wehlre and Hewitt were pronounced dead at the scene.

The head-on crash between a vehicle and a transport truck happened around 10 a.m. on Highway 6 south of Campbellville Road.

"Stealing cars was his thing", she said.

The CBC reports that the collision was so violent and the damage so extreme that first responders couldn't confirm the make and model.

Chloe Wehrle says the auto they were in had been stolen from a friend of hers, but any suggestion of an assault or abduction is wildly out of character for her brother.

"I just need some answers". His sister Chloe says he was the sort of person who loved to help other people - even if that meant taking his birthday money and spending it on his friends.

The SIU is an arms-length agency that investigates incidents involving police in which someone is killed, injured or accused of sexual assault.

Surveillance footage from the pizza place has been given over to authorities. "Killing people - abducting people - was not".

The internal investigation was turned over to the OPP from Waterloo Regional Police. Michael Haffner told CTV News on Friday.

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