For Immediate release:

For Immediate Release :  September 8th, 2017

Hamilton, Ontario

UPDATE

 

The Hamilton Police Collision Reconstruction Unit has laid Criminal Code charges in relation to the City's 13th fatality of 2017.

On Friday September 8th a 19 year old  Hamilton man was arrested and charged with Dangerous Driving Causing Death. He has been released on a Promise To Appear (P.T.A). He is scheduled to be in Court later next month to answer to the charge.

The investigation is ongoing but speed has been identified as a contributing factor.

Witnesses who have yet to speak with Police are asked to call Det/Cst Jaimi Bannon at 905.546.4753

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Fatal Collision at Upper James Street and Homestead Drive

On Tuesday August 29th 2017, shortly before midnight, two vehicles were involved in a motor vehicle collision that resulted in the death of one of the drivers.

This collision involved a 2002 Volkswagen Beetle driven by a male from Welland, who was travelling southbound on Upper James Street near Homestead Drive. At the same time, a 2008 Ford F150 Truck driven by a male from Hannon was travelling northbound on Upper James. The vehicles collided head on and the driver of the Beetle was pronounced dead at the scene. The other driver was transported to hospital with serious but non life threatening injuries. 

The identity of the drivers will not be released at this time as police are still in the process of locating next-of-kin. The investigation is ongoing however impairment has been ruled out.

This collision marks the 13th motor vehicle fatality for 2017 for the city of Hamilton. 

If you have any information that you believe could assist Police with the investigation of this collision, you are asked to contact Collision Reconstruction Detective Constable Jaimi Bannon at 905-546-4753

To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com