- Category: Canada News
- Published Tuesday, March 8, 2016
- CTV News
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Cellphone camera footage sent to CTV News appears to show the fiery car crash in Dubai, that claimed the lives of two Canadian men and two U.S.
The video was sent Tuesday by a viewer in Dubai who said it was filmed during the aftermath of the Sunday morning crash.
The three-minute clip shows men who appear to be bystanders attempting to control the fire with handheld extinguishers.
At least two bodies can be seen in the wreckage of the yellow car, stopped on the side of a highway near a lamppost.
The footage was captured a short time after a yellow Ferrari crashed into a street light shortly after midnight on Sunday. The impact of the crash ripped the vehicle in half and flung some of the occupants onto the street, police said.
Police initially told local media that three people had died as a result of the crash, but later said a fourth person was fatally wounded.
Two of the victims were Boston university students, a reporter at the New York Daily Mail told CTV News after speaking to a family member of one of the students.
The students have been identified as Victoria McGrath and Priscilla Perez Torres, according to the Daily Mail. McGrath was known for having been injured in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.
The university that the women attended said they were visiting Dubai on a personal trip and had died in a car crash, but would not confirm whether it was the same crash.
The other two victims have been identified as Canadian men, who were also in Dubai on vacation.
Toronto-area boxer Cody Nixon and his cousin, James Portuondo, both died in the crash. Nixon posted a photo of himself posing with a Ferrari on Instagram right before his death.
"Picked up the Ferrari! Don't worry I won't speed ;),” Nixon wrote below the photo of the yellow Ferrari 458 Spider.
With a report from CTV Toronto's Austin Delaney