Hamilton Police identify three pedestrians and driver killed in stolen car collision

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Published March 25, 2022 at 2:06 pm

Hamilton police identify three pedestrians and driver killed in stolen car collision
Hamilton police say they've identified the three pedestrians and the driver who died after a collision involving a stolen car in the city's East End last week.

Hamilton Police say they’ve identified the three pedestrians and the driver who died after a collision involving a stolen car in the city’s East End last week.

While they were unable to release the names of the deceased because families were still being notified, police did release their ages.

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On Mar. 19, shortly before 2 a.m., police say the male driver of a stolen 2004 Toyota Prius was travelling at a high rate of speed on Main St East towards King before he lost control of the vehicle, mounted a curb, and struck three pedestrians before crashing into a concrete hydro pole. Debris from the accident then struck a fourth pedestrian, according to the police.

The driver, a 27-year-old from Hamilton, died from his injuries.

Three of the pedestrians, a 48-year-old male from Richmond Hill; a 51-year-old male from Markham; and a 56-year-old male from Toronto, all died from their injuries.

“Impairment has not been ruled out as a factor involved in this incident,” according to the Hamilton Police Service.

These are the city’s fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh traffic fatalities of 2022.

Police are still investigating.

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