The six people died in a single vehicle accident.
Barrie police say six people in their 20s have died following a single-vehicle crash that occurred early Sunday southwest of Barrie, Ont.
L he accident took place in the area of McKay Street and County Road 27, according to the Barrie Police Department. Officers found the vehicle at approximately 2 a.m.
The Barrie Police Department offers its sincere condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims, read a posted tweet by the police.
Four men and two women, all in their twenties, were reported missing to police around 8 p.m. Saturday. The occupants are believed to be the six people missing on Saturday night, police spokeswoman Jennett Mays said at a press briefing on Sunday. She added that next of kin are being notified.
Police posted missing persons notices for the six on social media accounts on Saturday , but has since deleted those posts.
Barrie Mayor Jeff Lehman said the accident was a shocking and horrific tragedy and he urged residents to gather around families who have lost loved ones. As a parent myself, this is the worst nightmare. The six families in our town who are devastated this morning need our full sympathy and support, Barrie, Lehman tweeted.
With information from CBC