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Police make arrest in Limeridge cyclist fatal hit-and-run

Police make arrest in Limeridge cyclist fatal hit-and-run

Hamilton Police have arrested a 34-year-old man from Hamilton, who was involved in the city’s ninth fatal collision which occurred in early April. 

On Friday, April 8, 2022, shortly after 2:00 a.m., a 42-year-old man, Glen Harison Clark was struck and killed by a pick-up truck on Upper Wentworth Street just north of the Lincoln M. Alexander Parkway.

Through continued investigation the male operating the pick-up truck was identified as Omar Batanieh. A warrant for his arrest was issued on Friday, April 22, 2022.

Investigators yielded further information that confirmed the accused had left the country. 

On Tuesday, July 26, 2022 Omar Batanieh was arrested at Toronto Pearson International Airport. He has been charged with Failure to Stop After Accident Resulting in Death.

Batanieh will appear in court on Monday, August 29, 2022.

Anyone with any information that could assist police with the investigation into this crime, are asked to contact Detective Constable Wesley Wilson at 905-546-4753.

To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit anonymous tips online at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com

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