Hamilton woman dead after car hits building in St. Catharines

Niagara police say a woman died in a single vehicle crash near Niagara and Maple Streets on Monday. Don Mitchell / Global News

Police say a 30-year-old driver is facing charges after his Ford Fiesta crashed into a building in St. Catharines on Monday morning.

Investigators say emergency crews arrived at a scene near Niagara and Maple Streets just before noon, where they discovered a 59-year-old Hamilton female, who was inside a store in the building, with serious injuries.

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“The female was transported to a local hospital for treatment where she was pronounced deceased,” Niagara Regional Police spokesperson Stephanie Sabourin told Global News, “The driver of the vehicle was arrested at the scene.”

Investigators believe the driver lost control travelling southbound on Niagara, left the roadway and collided into the building striking the woman inside the store.

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The driver is facing impaired operation causing death, dangerous operation causing death, and taking a vehicle without consent.


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