Driver of stolen truck involved in fatal Hamilton crash urged to turn himself in: Police

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Published September 30, 2021 at 7:32 am

Hamilton Police are advising the driver of a stolen truck involved in a fatal crash on Wednesday (Sept. 29) to turn himself in.

According to police, shortly after 9 a.m. emergency services were called to the area of Maplewood Avenue and Balsam in central Hamilton to reports of a collision involving a stolen, black, 2008 GMC Sierra pickup truck, and a white, 2012 Hyundai Sonata.

The crash occurred when the Hyundai, travelling westbound on Maplewood, was struck by the GMC that blew through a stop sign on Balsam.

Police said the man driving the GMC then fled the scene in the direction of Gage Park without offering to help the driver of the Hyundai.

The driver of the Hyundai, a 51-year-old Hamilton woman, was taken to hospital but later succumbed to her injuries.

The Hamilton Police Service Collision Reconstruction Unit has since taken over the investigation.

“The CRU is advising the driver of the [GMC] vehicle to seek legal advice and turn himself in to the police,” a press release said.

Police have provided the following description of the suspect:

  • Male, Caucasian, slightly darker skin
  • skinny, dark shaggy hair, messy
  • looked small, no beard, mid 20’s – mid 30’s
  • t-shirt, dark pants

Witnesses who have not yet spoken to police are asked to call the CRU at 905-546-4755 or 905-546-4753.

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