Barrie police say they have determined a single-vehicle crash that claimed six lives happened shortly after 6 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27. It’s believed the four males and two females – all in their early 20s – were travelling to a nearby casino in Innisfil. The six had been reported missing on Saturday.
Officers came upon the crash scene on McKay Road, just east of County Road 27 around 2 a.m. on Sunday, Aug 28.
“This complex and ongoing investigation has continued with the assistance of the Office of the Chief Coroner and Ontario Foresnic Pathology Service (OCC-OFPS),” police said in a news release on Thursday.
Police are requesting that anyone who travelled along McKay Road, in the area currently under construction, between late afternoon on Friday, Aug 26 and 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 28, when the collision was located, to contact investigators at 705-725-7025, extension 2162.
According to police, the victims were all positively identified last week.
“If investigators determine further updates are needed, the information will be released to the public at that time. We thank the community for their patience and understanding and our thoughts continue to be with families, friends, and first responders who attended the scene as they deal with this tragic loss,” police said in their statement.