Following fatal Hamilton hit-and-run, police update suspect vehicle description


Published February 1, 2022 at 5:22 pm

The Hamilton police have released more specific details about the vehicle used by a driver wanted in connection with a fatal hit-and-run on Sunday, where a 70-year-old man and his dog were killed in the east end.

The suspect vehicle is, per a Hamilton Police Sevice media release, “a white 2008 to 2011 Dodge Dakota pickup truck.” The HPS, which is asking the public to come forward with information about the driver and/or the truck, said this was based on evidence they have collected so far into the fatal collision.

The release included an image similar to the suspect vehicle. On Monday, HPS also said that the white truck had front-end damage.

Around 8:30 p.m. on Sunday (Jan. 30), according to police, a 70-year-old man and his dog were crossing Lawrence Road when they were both struck by the driver of an eastbound vehicle. The driver is alleged have failed to remain at the scene of the collision.

The dog died at the scene, and the man died shortly after his arrival at Hamilton General Hospital.

Anyone with information about the driver and/or the truck can contact the HPS collision reconstruction unit (905-546-4753 or 905-546-4755).

Information can also be provided anonymously through Crime Stoppers Hamilton, which is reachable at 1-800-222-8477 or

(Cover photo courtesy of the Hamilton Police Service.)

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