1 dead, 3 sent to hospital after multi-vehicle crash in Stoney Creek

Hamilton police collision reconstruction units are investigating a crash Jan. 4, 2021 on the downbound lanes of the Claremont Access. Global News

Hamilton police say a driver is dead after a three-vehicle crash in Stoney Creek on Wednesday afternoon.

Crash investigators believe a Chevy Equinox SUV travelling northbound on Centennial Parkway struck the rear of a Kia Sonata sedan stopped at intersection traffic lights near King Street East around 5:30 p.m.

The force of the collision pushed the Kia into the rear of another vehicle, a Jeep Patriot.

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The two occupants of the Equinox were transported to a trauma centre where the 43-year-old driver subsequently died of his injuries.

A woman in her 40s was also taken to a trauma centre with serious but stable injuries, according to paramedics.

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Two others in the Kia, a 24-year-old woman and a young girl, were also sent to hospital in stable condition.

Occupants in the Jeep were uninjured, according to police.

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The incident closed King Street East at Centennial for hours before reopening just after midnight.

An investigation into the crash is ongoing.

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