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1 dead in overnight hit and run on Hamilton Mountain: police

Hamilton police are investigating a collision involving a pedestrian on Upper Wentworth Street as of April 8, 2022. Don Mitchell / Global News

Hamilton police (HPS) say a pedestrian is dead after a hit and run crash on a busy Mountain thoroughfare early Friday morning.

HPS said the collision happened just after 2 a.m. at Upper Wentworth Street between the Lincoln Alexander Parkway and Kingfisher Drive.

“Police learned that a 42-year-old Hamilton man was struck on Upper Wentworth … by a vehicle travelling south in the southbound lanes,” HPS said in a release.

“The involved vehicle did not remain at the scene.”

Read more: Funeral arrangements announced for Hamilton conductor Boris Brott

Hamilton paramedics chief David Thompson told Global News the pedestrian hit was sent to a trauma centre with life-threatening injuries.

That pedestrian would eventually succumb to his injuries in hospital. Investigators have identified the deceased as Glen Harison Clark of Hamilton.

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The Collision Reconstruction Unit has taken over the investigation and is canvassing the area for witnesses and video surveillance.

The vehicle involved has been identified and located by investigators.

Police are asking any witnesses or vehicles with dash cameras in the area at the time of the collision to reach out at 905-546-4753.

So far in 2022, the city has seen eight pedestrian-related deaths, with the last involving the death of conductor Boris Brott.

Last year, the city recorded nine fatal pedestrian incidents — the highest annual total in a decade, according to police.

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