Two Canadians killed after Ferrari hits pole in Dubai: report

A newspaper in the United Arab Emirates says two Canadians, one of them a Toronto boxer, were killed after their rented Ferrari struck a pole and was split in two.

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A newspaper in the United Arab Emirates says two Canadians, one of them a Toronto boxer, were killed after their rented Ferrari struck a pole and was split in two.

The National newspaper says two others also died in the crash in Dubai, which happened early Sunday local time.

It says one of the Canadians has been identified as Cody Nixon of Toronto and the other is believed to be his cousin.

The Motor City Boxing Club in Oshawa, Ont., posted a tribute to Nixon on its Facebook page, saying he had died “while vacationing overseas.”

A photo posted on the Instagram account travelwithcody shows a man posing with a yellow Ferrari and the caption reads: “Just landed into Dubai picked up the Ferrari! Don’t worry I won’t speed ).”

Other photos show the same man skydiving and off-roading in Aruba and preparing to scuba dive in the Dominican Republic.

The account shares several of the same photos as a Facebook page belonging to a Cody Nixon, where friends posted condolences as news of the crash spread.

A spokeswoman for Global Affairs Canada confirmed two Canadians had died in the United Arab Emirates but said no further details could be released due to privacy concerns.

Rachna Mishra said in an email that consular officials are in touch with local authorities and providing assistance to the families of the deceased.

The National says police initially reported three people were killed in the crash but later said two men and two women had died.

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