Area OPP Police Press Releases

Fatal Hit & Run With Stolen Vehicle Update – Kiya DIETRICH Charged

(ELGIN COUNTY, ON) – Members of Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Elgin detachment have charged an individual in connection with a collision between a stolen motor vehicle and a cyclist on Wilson Line east of Belmont Road, Malahide Township in October 2021.

Kiya DIETRICH, 21 years old, of Stratford, Ontario has been charged with the following offences: 

  • Failing to Stop At An Accident – Causing Death,
  • Theft under $5000
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000

The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice located in St Thomas court at a later date.

On Saturday, October 30, 2021, at approximately 4:50 p.m., the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Elgin and Middlesex County Detachments, Malahide Fire Service, Central Elgin Fire Service, and Elgin EMS responded to a collision on Wilson Line east of Belmont Road, Malahide Township.

The deceased was previously identified as Michael SMITH, 59 years old of London.