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

The Hamilton Spectator - - LOCAL - ROSIE-ANN GROVER rgrover@thes­pec.com 905-526-3404 | @RosieSpec

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.

DAVID RITCHIE, SPE­CIAL TO THE HAMIL­TON SPEC­TA­TOR

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.

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