Haunting photo surfaces of Canadian killed in Dubai Ferrari crash

Cody Nixon had earlier posted an Instagram picture, in which he had donned the Emirati national dress and posed beside the yellow Ferrari

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A Canadian boxer killed in a Dubai car crash early Sunday had posted an Instagram picture of himself with a rented Ferrari only a day earlier, telling his followers he "wouldn’t speed."

Cody Nixon, on holiday in Dubai, is believed to have been driving the Ferrari 458 Spider with three passengers when it crashed into a lamp post. On impact, all four passengers were thrown out of the car and died from injuries they sustained as a result, according to the Dubai police.

Nixon had earlier posted an Instagram picture, in which he had donned Emirati national dress and posed inside the yellow Ferrari. The caption read: “Just landed [in] Dubai and picked up the Ferrari! Don’t worry I won’t speed ;)”

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

A photo posted by Cody (@travelwithcody) on

The smash happened near Dubai’s Jumeirah Lake Towers at about 12.40 am on Sunday, according to Director of Dubai Traffic Police Colonel Saif Muhair al-Mazroui.

"We received a report of an accident on al-Sarayat road near Jumeirah Lake Towers, where a car swerved, hit the curb and the driver lost control and hit a lamp post," Col. Mazroui reportedly said.

In another report, Mazroui said the crash had “split the car in half.”

A tribute to victims was posted by Oshawa’s Motor City Boxing Club, where Nixon had reportedly trained.

“It’s with heavy hearts that we bid farewell to Cody “C-4” Nixon. Cody lost his life yesterday while vacationing overseas. RIP Cody,” it said.

Nixon had been in Dubai as part of his round-the-world trip, according to his Instagram account @travelwithcody. The comments section on his last post, the Ferrari picture, has now been flooded with messages of condolence.

A video puporting to show the aftermath of the crash.

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