Dangerous driving charges in death of Hamilton man; street racing may have been a factor

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Published February 9, 2024 at 3:27 pm

A Kitchener man has been charged with dangerous driving in the death of a Hamilton man early Monday morning, with police saying street racing played a role in the tragedy.

Hamilton Police responded to an accident report just before 1:30 a.m. Monday and found a heavily damaged Toyota Camry and a four door BMW pressed against a building at the south-east corner of Main St. E. and James St. S in downtown Hamilton.

Paramedics performed lifesaving efforts on the driver of the Toyota, a 64-year-old man from Hamilton, but he was pronounced dead at hospital.

The occupants of the BMW, who sustained minor injuries, were transported to the hospital and subsequently released.

Abdul Wahab Jouria, 23, has been charged with Dangerous Operation Causing Death.

The investigation into the collision is ongoing, with police confirming that speed and street racing are believed to play a role in the incident. Investigators are actively seeking any potential witnesses to this incident and anyone with information to come forward.

Police are also asking any motorists in the area at the time of the collision to check their dash cameras and any residences or businesses in the area with surveillance cameras to review their camera footage.

Hamilton Police Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate the collision and anyone with information is asked to contact Staff Sergeant Hannah Carter at (905) 546-3948 or [email protected].

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

Hamilton Police have extended their condolences to the family and friends affected by this tragic incident.

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