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7 injured, 1 killed in Saturday night multi-vehicle collision: Hamilton paramedics

Police responded to a fatal collision in Hamilton on Saturday evening. Lisa Polewski / 900 CHML

A 61-year-old man died in a multi-vehicle crash in Hamilton on Saturday evening.

Hamilton police responded to an incident in the area of York Boulevard and Highway 403 around 7:30 p.m. Saturday night. Police initially said seven different vehicles were involved in the crash that killed one and injured seven more.

Hamilton paramedics told Global News five vehicles were involved.

Police said the driver of a 2003 Nissan sedan was driving southbound along York Boulevard when he entered the northbound lane, driving into the path of an oncoming 2008 Jeep Liberty.

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The Nissan struck the rear driver side of the Jeep, which sustained significant damage and stopped along the street’s east curb, police said.

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The Nissan rotated into the path of a Mercedes-Benz and was struck by the vehicle’s entire front, before both cars also came to rest along the east curb, police said.

The driver of the Jeep was a 30-year-old Hamilton man, while the Mercedes-Benz was driven by 27-year-old man from the United States, police said.

Paramedics said the man in his 60s was declared deceased on the scene, while a woman in her 20s was taken to a local hospital in stable condition.

Six others, including three more woman in their 20s and a two-month-old infant, were assessed on scene and either released or refused the offer of transport.

The Hamilton Police collision reconstruction unit was also on scene.

Police have not ruled out impairment or speeding as a as factors that led to the crash.

— With files from Global News’ Don Mitchell

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