WATCH ABOVE: A car burst into flames in single-vehicle crash on the 427, leaving three dead. Police say the car was traveling northbound when the driver lost control and crashed.
TORONTO – Up-and-coming Canadian rapper Shane Redway has been killed in a fiery crash which also claimed the lives of two others.
“With a heavy heart and deepest regards, it’s with great sadness to [sic] announce the sudden death of Toronto rapper Shane Redway,” a statement from Champ Management confirmed to Global News.
“Redway was known for being a passionate artist who was always striving for greatness, pushing the boundaries of always believing in your visions and dreams which led to the creation of the BLVD (The Belief Leading Visions & Dreams).”
“The family asks for privacy during this time of mourning.”
A donation page has been started for Redway’s family to help with funeral expenses.
The incident occurred on the northbound Hwy. 427 approaching Hwy. 401 just after 4 a.m. OPP said it appears Redway was driving with two female passengers.
Officials said the vehicle veered off the road and hit the right-side guard rail before bursting into flames.
Redway and one woman died at the scene. Witnesses helped a third person, another woman, out of the burning vehicle and performed CPR. She later died in hospital.
The other two victims have not been identified.
Investigators are working to determine what caused the collision and witnesses are asked to come forward.
There’s been an outpouring of support and shock expressed online, with #RIPRedway trending Canada-wide on Twitter.
With files from the Canadian Press
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