Post-mortems sched­uled to iden­tify two vic­tims of early-morn­ing East­port Drive crash

The Hamilton Spectator - - LOCAL - THE HAMIL­TON SPEC­TA­TOR

Post-mortem ex­am­i­na­tions are ex­pected to be com­pleted Thurs­day to help iden­tify two peo­ple killed in a crash on East­port Drive early Tues­day morn­ing.

Po­lice are work­ing to no­tify who they be­lieve are fam­ily mem­bers of the peo­ple killed in the col­li­sion, said OPP spokesper­son Sgt. Kerry Sch­midt.

“From our in­ves­ti­ga­tion, we think they know who they are be­cause we have two peo­ple that aren’t ac­counted for,” Sch­midt said. “Now it’s just a mat­ter of con­firm­ing it through the coro­ner.”

The crash took place just be­fore 6 a.m. Tues­day near Beach Boule­vard. It’s be­lieved the ve­hi­cle — a Lexus sedan — rolled over and hit the guardrail be­fore catch­ing fire.

Re­ports from wit­nesses in­di­cate the ve­hi­cle may have been trav­el­ling at ap­prox­i­mately three times the speed limit, Sch­midt said. The speed limit in that stretch is 50 km/h.

Sch­midt said roads were dry at the time of the crash.

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