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Driver killed by falling overhead sign on QEW in Hamilton

Last Updated Apr 27, 2021 at 2:33 pm EDT

One man is dead following a fatal freak accident on the Toronto-bound QEW near Nikola Tesla Blvd. in Hamilton on Tuesday morning.

Police say an excavator in a construction zone struck an overhead road sign, causing it to collapse and fall onto the roadway and strike another vehicle as it was passing by.

The 46-year-old driver and Toronto resident was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Toronto bound QEW approaching the Burlington Skyway remained closed for clean-up and the investigation for much of the morning. The highway has since reopened.

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