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Canadian boxer, three friends die in Ferrari crash in Dubai

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Monday, March 7, 2016, 7:47 PM

A Canadian boxer died along with three others in a Ferrari crash in Dubai — leaving a haunting final post on social media.

Just hours before Cody Nixon, the fighter from Toronto, was killed in the tragic accident, he posted a photo on Instagram of himself behind the wheels of a rented Ferrari 458 Spider.

“Just landed into Dubai picked up the Ferrari! Don’t worry I won’t speed ;),” he wrote in the caption.

The same Ferrari was later found split into pieces early Sunday morning, after the driver slammed into a pole, launching Nixon and three friends out of the supercar and killing them, the Canadian Press reported.

Cody Nixon posted this photo posing in a Ferrari in Dubai on Saturday, just hours before his fatal crash.Cody Nixon via Instagram

Cody Nixon posted this photo posing in a Ferrari in Dubai on Saturday, just hours before his fatal crash.

The fatal accident happened near Jumeirah Lake Towers at about 12:40 a.m. on Sunday, said Colonel Saif Muhair Al Mazroui, the director of Dubai Traffic police.

The speeding Ferrari had swerved and hit the curb after the driver lost control, police said.

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Two women and Nixon’s cousin were squeezed into the supercar designed for two people during the crash.

Cody Nixon, a boxer from Toronto, died after the speeding Ferrari hit a pole and split in two, also killing his cousin and two women in the supercar.Cody Nixon via Instagram

Cody Nixon, a boxer from Toronto, died after the speeding Ferrari hit a pole and split in two, also killing his cousin and two women in the supercar.

The boxer’s cousin, James Portuondo, was among the four killed in the Dubai crash, according to memorial posts on social media.

Boston Marathon bombing survivor Victoria McGrath was also killed in a car crash in Dubai over the weekend, along with her Northeastern University roommate, Priscilla Perez Torres.

McGrath was seen in an iconic photograph from the 2013 attack after she was seriously injured standing five feet away from the bombing.

Police have not identified the two women killed in the crash.

ang@nydailynews.com


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