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Hamilton man dead after hit-and-run on the Mountain: police

Hamilton police are investigating after they say a man was killed in a hit-and-run collision on Wednesday.
Hamilton police are investigating after they say a man was killed in a hit-and-run collision on Wednesday. Don Mitchell / Global News

Hamilton police are appealing for witnesses after a 65-year-old man was killed in a hit-and-run collision on the Mountain late Wednesday night.

Police say they were called out to a location near Mohawk Road East and Seven Oaks Drive just after 11 p.m. for a report of a fail-to-remain crash.

Upon arrival, officers reportedly discovered the victim on the roadway by an apartment complex at 270 Mohawk Rd. E.

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Reconstruction unit investigators believe the man was hit as he crossed Mohawk Road in front of the building.

“It was in front of 270 Mohawk Road East which is not a marked crosswalk,” Const. Jerome Stewart told Global News.

The vehicle involved in the incident is believed to have continued travelling eastbound.

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Police confirmed the incident is the fifth pedestrian death for 2019.

Anyone with information can reach out to detectives at 905-546-4753 or 905-546-4755.

Tips can also be left anonymously with Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.