Update: Victim of hit and run reportedly laying in road before collision

Published January 15, 2020 at 4:26 pm

Hamilton Police say they have received new information regarding the pedestrian fatality from Sunday (Jan.12).

Hamilton Police say they have received new information regarding the pedestrian fatality from Sunday (Jan.12).

Through investigation, police say they have determined that the 29-year-old victim was laying on the road moments before the collision.

Additionally, police have identified two vehicles which were travelling southbound on Upper Wellington Street seconds before the collision.

The vehicles, a light-coloured four-door sedan and a second light-coloured four-door sedan with dark tinted rear windows would have crossed paths with the suspect vehicle.

Police are appealing to the drivers of those vehicles, along with the operator of the suspect vehicle, to come forward.

Update: Hamilton Police Service issued the following statement: “As a result of recent inquiries, be advised the two newly identified vehicles – light coloured sedans – are not believed to have been involved in the collision. The information provided to the police describes their role as potential witnesses. The vehicles were travelling northbound on Upper Wellington Street and moments before the collision the operators would have been in a position to view the suspect vehicle as oncoming traffic.”

Anyone who was in the area of Upper Wellington and Inverness on Sunday morning shortly before 12:30 a.m. is asked to check their dashcams and contact police.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit – Detective Constables (905) 546-4753 or (905) 546-4755.

To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit anonymous tips online at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com.

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