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No charges laid in 2-vehicle crash that killed motorcyclist on Hamilton mountain

Police say no charges will be laid in a fatal motorcycle crash involving an SUV on the Hamilton mountain last month. Don Mitchell / Global News

Hamilton police say no charges will be laid in a fatal motorcycle crash that took place on the mountain in May.

On Saturday, May 16, police say a 25-year-old man was riding a Kawasaki motorcycle heading south on Upper James Street when he crashed into a Cadillac Escalade SUV that was turning left at the Fennell Avenue intersection.

The motorcyclist suffered life-threatening injuries and was transported to hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

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The 50-year-old man driving the SUV wasn’t injured.

Through the investigation, detectives determined that speed and impairment were contributing factors in the crash.

As a result, there will be no charges laid against the SUV driver.

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It was Hamilton’s sixth driving fatality of 2020.

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