Update: Head-on crash claims life of driver, closes part of highway in Hamilton
Published August 16, 2023 at 11:41 am
Editor’s note: This article has been updated with new information
All lanes in the vicinity of the crash are now open to vehicular traffic, according to an update by OPP.
A male driver of a small passenger vehicle was killed today in a head-on collision with a delivery truck on Highway 6 in Hamilton, according to the Ontario Provincial Police(OPP).
The 57-year-old driver of the passenger vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene while the delivery truck driver suffered “minor injuries” on Wednesday, Aug. 16.
No charges have been laid.
The Burlington detachment’s Highway Safety Division announced that the fatal, two-vehicle crash happened around 8:20 a.m. on Highway 6 between 11th and 12th Concession.
In a video posted on X, formerly Twitter, OPP spokesperson Sgt. Kerry Schmidt said the northbound passenger vehicle for some unknown reason moved into the southbound lanes, striking a delivery truck head-on that was travelling in the right lane.
He said the driver of the passenger vehicle was the lone occupant.
The OPP are speaking to witnesses and asking anyone with information on the incident to call Burlington OPP at 905-681-2511.
Highway 6 is closed between the 11th and 12th Concession in Hamilton as the collision reconstruction team investigates the incident.
The highway is expected to be closed for several hours and people are asked to avoid the area.
Detours are in place and Hamilton police are assisting with diverting traffic, Schmidt said.
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Fatal collision: #Hwy6 closed between Freelton and 12 Con. Two vehicle head-on collision.
Adult male driver of passanger vehicle pronounced deceased at the scene. Driver of delivery truck minor injuries. #BurlingtonOPP investigating. pic.twitter.com/2yKGptsJdK
— OPP Highway Safety Division (@OPP_HSD) August 16, 2023