Hamilton, Ontario,
23
July
2019
|
22:00
America/New_York

UPDATE: Motor Vehicle Collision on St. Clair Boulevard

As reported yesterday, a motor vehicle collision between a Buick Lacrosse and Mercedes C300 occurred around 4:30 p.m. on St. Clair Boulevard between Cumberland Avenue and Delaware Avenue.

The 76-year-old driver of the Buick was transported to hospital by ambulance with minor injuries. The occupants of the Mercedes were seen fleeing on foot, northbound on St. Clair and then westbound on Delaware. A third male, who was either in the Mercedes or who ran from the area of 206 St. Clair, also fled northbound.

The investigation was initially handled by the Division 10 Criminal Investigation Branch but has since been taken over by members of the Major Crime Unit and Intelligence Unit. This was due to the injured male parking in the driveway of Pat Musitano at the time when he appeared to have been spooked by an observation. This caused the Buick to leave the driveway suddenly, in a dangerous manner and resulted in it colliding head-on with the southbound Mercedes.

The driver of the Buick has not cooperated with the investigators.

The three males connected to the Mercedes are described as black and between 25 to 30-years.-of-age. Two are described as being approximately 6 feet tall, with an athletic build and one was initially wearing a mask. The other male was carrying a bag that was retrieved from the Mercedes. The third male was described as being shorter and stockier than the other two.

Video surveillance from the area shows the males removing their initial clothing at various times as they made their way eventually to the area of Holton Avenue and King Street East.

The Mercedes was from the Montreal area. A male identifying himself as the owner of the Mercedes later contacted police to report the accident. The male owner eventually attended Central Police Station around 2.40 a.m. this morning at which time he was arrested for the Failing to Remain at the Scene of an Accident and as a result of ongoing investigations involving the Musitano Family, Conspiracy to Commit Murder. He was interviewed for several hours and remained uncooperative. He was eventually released unconditionally as currently there is insufficient evidence to proceed with criminal charges. 

Police continue to investigate the incident and the search for further video surveillance in the expanded area is ongoing.

If you have any information that you believe could assist Police with the investigation into this case you are asked to contact Detective Sergeant Peter Thom by calling 905-546-2458.

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