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Police confirm impact killed driver in early 2022 east Hamilton crash

Hamilton police have confirmed another traffic fatality from a February 2022 collision. Global News

Hamilton’s traffic fatalities for 2022 climbed to 15 on Tuesday following confirmation from the province’s coroner about a man’s death in a February crash in the city’s east end.

Police says Ontario’s Forensic Pathology Service deemed injuries sustained by the 67-year-old following a February 22 collision with a concrete pole were the cause of death.

The crash happened shortly before 7:30 p.m. near Queenston Road and Adair Avenue South when the sole occupant of car driving westbound lost control.

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The driver was transported to hospital and later pronounced deceased.

Detectives are not releasing the identity of the man and confirmed the investigation is now over.

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The latest fatality brings the city closer to the 16 total traffic fatalities recorded from 7,819 crashes in 2021.

 

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