Hamilton man, 26, killed in three-vehicle crash on Red Hill
Fourth fatal of the year in the city. Police have not ruled out speed, alcohol
A 26-year-old Hamilton man is dead following a three-vehicle crash on the Red Hill Valley Parkway late Tuesday night.
Police say the victim, the driver of a Mazda 3, was driving north about 11 p.m. when his car collided with a Dodge Journey somewhere between Green Hill Avenue and King Street.
After the car collided with the Dodge, it veered toward the grass median and then lost control into the southbound lanes, police said.
“His vehicle did a 180. The driver side was exposed and was Tboned by a southbound minivan,” Sgt. Greg Jackson said.
The Mazda was struck by a southbound Toyota Sienna van driven by a 48-year-old Hamilton man. The driver of the Mazda was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the Dodge, also a 48-year-old city man, was not injured, but the driver of the Toyota was taken to hospital with minor injuries.
Police say they have notified the family and are not releasing the name of the victim at the family’s request. Detectives, who are still investigating, have not ruled out speed, alcohol or weather as contributing factors. It was foggy at the time of the collision.
Any witnesses who have not spoken to police are asked to contact Det. Matt Hewko or Det. Walter Niblock at 905-546-4755.
This is the city’s fourth traffic fatality of 2017 and the second fatal crash on this stretch of road in less than a month.
Michael Sholer, 25, of Caledonia, was killed Jan. 25 when the minivan he was driving crossed the grass median and crashed into a commercial truck heading west around Dartnall Road just before 5 p.m.
He died at the scene. Firefighters extricated the 43-year-old driver from the commercial truck, which had flipped.
Paramedics took the truck driver to hospital with serious injuries. No charges were laid.
Police probe a crash on the Red Hill Valley Parkway Tuesday night. A man was pronounced dead at the scene. A second driver was sent to hospital.