Hamilton Police Make Arrest in Fatal Collision

Hamilton Police have made an arrest in a motor vehicle collision that took the life of a 64-year-old Hamilton man.

On Monday, February 5, 2024, shortly before 1:30 a.m., Hamilton Police responded to the area of Main Street East and James Street South for a motor vehicle collision.

Upon arriving on scene, police observed a heavily damaged grey four-door Toyota Camry and a bronze four-door BMW pressed against a building on the sidewalk at the southeast corner of the intersection. The occupants of the BMW, who sustained minor injuries, were transported to the hospital and subsequently released. Unfortunately, despite lifesaving efforts, the driver of the Toyota Camry, a 64-year-old man from Hamilton, was pronounced deceased at the hospital.

Hamilton Police have charged Abdul Wahab Jouria, a 23-year-old man of Kitchener with Dangerous Operation Causing Death.

Hamilton Police extend their condolences to the family and friends affected by this tragic incident.

The investigation into the collision is ongoing, with police confirming that speed and street racing played are believed to play a role in the incident.

At this time, the police are actively seeking any potential witnesses to this incident and urge anyone with information to come forward.  Investigators are also requesting any motorists in the area at the time of the collision to check their dash cameras and any residences or businesses in the area with surveillance cameras to review their camera footage.

Hamilton Police Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate the collision and anyone with information is asked to contact Staff Sergeant Hannah Carter at 905-546-3948 or [email protected].

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