When the driver of the pickup that was involved in the crash that closed the Upper Centennial access for several hours Monday gets out of hospital, he will have a date with Hamilton Police. It turns out the vehicle was stolen.
Before dawn Monday an upbound pickup truck on Centennial Parkway South crossed over into oncoming traffic and collided with a downbound SUV. The crash forced the SUV into a collision with a third vehicle, also an SUV. The affected stretch of Centennial Parkway South was closed for several hours for investigation. Police deployed drones as they investigated.
The 35-year-old male driver of the pickup truck sustained serious injuries in the collision and was transported to the hospital where he remains in critical but stable condition. The driver of an SUV sustained minor injuries and a third was not injured.
Investigation revealed that the pickup truck was stolen the previous day. The driver of the pickup has been positively identified and faces criminal charges. The investigation is ongoing. Impairment and speed have not been ruled out.
Anyone with any information that could assist Police with the investigation into this collision, are asked to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 905-546-4753.
To provide information anonymously, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit anonymous tips online at www.crimestoppershamilton.com.