Canadians killed in Dubai Ferrari crash

Two Canadian citizens died when a Ferrari crashed into a lamppost in Dubai over the weekend.

Police in the United Arab Emirates said three people were in the 458 Spider when it struck a post, at approximately 12:30 a.m.

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on Sunday.

Police told local media that the impact of the crash ripped the vehicle in half and flung the occupants into the street.

On Sunday evening, Global Affairs Canada confirmed to CTV News that two of the car's three occupants were Canadian citizens.

"Canadian consular officials in the United Arab Emirates are in contact with local authorities and are providing consular assistance to the families," spokesperson Diana Khaddaj said in a statement.

"To protect the privacy of the individuals concerned, further details on this case cannot be released."

Toronto-area boxer may be a victim

A post on an Oshawa boxing club website indicates that a member of its club died overseas, but does not indicate how or where he died.

"It's with heavy hearts that we bid farewell to Cody 'C-4' Nixon," a post on the Motor City Boxing Club Facebook page said.

"Cody lost his life yesterday while vacationing overseas."

A post on Nixon's Instagram account shows the boxer posing in a yellow Ferrari, tagged with the location "Dubai Desert."

Nixon wrote, "Picked up the Ferrari! Don't worry I won't speed ;)"

The boxer had previously posted photos from destinations around the world, including one of him skydiving in Aruba two weeks ago. Another photo, posted around the same time, shows that Nixon spent three weeks in Mykonos, Greece.

"Follow my journey around the world!" he wrote.

Several people have posted their condolences on the Instagram and Facebook posts.

Just landed into Dubai picked up the Ferrari! Don't worry I won't speed ;)

A photo posted by Cody (@travelwithcody) on


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