Drugs, speed fac­tors in fa­tal

The Hamilton Spectator - - LOCAL -

Drugs and al­co­hol played a role in a fa­tal Queen­ston Road crash in Jan­uary, po­lice have con­firmed.

A 27-year-old St. Catharines man who died Jan. 4 after his car veered off Queen­ston Road and hit a con­crete pole was im­paired “by a com­bi­na­tion of al­co­hol and drugs” at the time of the crash, po­lice say.

Hamil­ton po­lice’s col­li­sion re­con­struc­tion unit an­nounced the tox­i­col­ogy re­sults Fri­day, adding that speed was also a fac­tor, as pre­vi­ously noted.

A 25-year-old pas­sen­ger in the car, who was from Hamil­ton, was taken to hos­pi­tal for se­ri­ous but non-life-threat­en­ing in­juries and later re­leased.

This in­ves­ti­ga­tion is now con­cluded. No charges have or will be laid.

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