Hamilton, Ontario,

Single-Vehicle Collision Investigation Concluded

Hamilton Police Collision Reconstruction Unit has completed the investigation of an early morning collision on June 9, 2019, in the area of  Woodhill Road and Concession 4 Road West. 

The driver who was the lone occupant in the vehicle has been positively identified as a 21-year-old male from Lynden. The post-mortem examination listed the cause of death to be electrocution. The driver did not sustain a physical injury as a result of the collision but came in contact with a live hydro line after exiting his vehicle.

At the request of the family, the male's identity will not be released by police.

Hamilton Police would like to remind everyone to be extremely cautious near any downed wires. If you see a downed power line, maintain a minimum distance of 10 metres and report it to the local utility service. If you're in a vehicle and an overhead power line comes down on top of the vehicle, stay inside and call 9-1-1.

If you have any information that you believe could assist Police with this investigation or you have any media enquiries, you are asked to contact any of the Detective Constables of the Collision Reconstruction Unit at (905)546-4753 or (905) 546-4755.

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