OPP identify Burlington man as victim in Highway 6 crash
Ontario Provincial Police have identified a 19year-old man killed in a two-vehicle crash in Flamborough early Saturday.
Dalton Beamish of Burlington was the driver of one of the vehicles involved in the collision on Highway 6 at Concession 6 West around 12:30 a.m., according to provincial police.
Two 15-year-old girls were also injured in the crash, said OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt.
One of the girls suffered serious injuries and the other one was expected to make a full recovery, he said.
A GoFundMe page was started to raise money to help the family with funeral costs and other expenses.
The web page, which says it was set up by the 19-year-old’s friends, says Beamish’s sister and her “good friend” were also involved in the collision.
They are in hospital but are expected to make “full recoveries”, it reads.
After being created Monday morning, the online campaign had raised more than $14,000 by evening.
“Dalton was a great friend and an amazing brother and son,” the GoFundMe page says. “He has lost his life much too soon and we will miss him terribly.”
The campaign’s organizer declined to comment Monday.
Online tributes also poured in over social media for the teenager, calling him a “natural leader” and a “genuine person.”
Provincial police are asking any witnesses who have not yet spoken with police to contact the Burlington OPP detachment at 905681-2511.