OPP iden­tify Burling­ton man as vic­tim in High­way 6 crash

The Hamilton Spectator - - LOCAL -

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.

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