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2 dead in Mississauga crash

01/07/2012 10:32 EST | Updated 03/08/2012 05:12 EST

Peel regional police are asking for anyone who may have witnessed a fatal accident late Friday night, to contact them

Two men died when the car they were in went off the road and flipped over on Erin Centre Boulevard in Mississauga.

Police say the accident happened just after 11 p.m..

"When we attended we found two male parties in their early 20s. We are still investigating to determine exactly what happened," said Const. George Tudos.

The 2004 silver Mazda RX-8 was being driven by a 21-year-old Mississauga man, Ali Habib.

According to investigators, the car left the road, struck a tree, rolled across residential lawns and came to a rest against a fence.

Both Habib and his 24-year-old passenger, Babar Akram, were pronounced dead at the scene.

Friends and family have identified the two victims on Saturday afternoon.

Babar's brother-in-law, Tahreem Aziz, said Babar was "a good man. He's a very hard working guy. Always been with his dad, working with him."

Babar had a wife and a three-year-old daughter.

Friends say Habib was studying to be a doctor and was looking forward to marrying his long-time girlfriend in a few months.

Nabeel Farooq, who knew both men, says it would be out of character for them to be street racing. "I know them they would not go crazy on the roads," he said.

But Sayed Ali, who lives on the street, says "a lot of time people are speeding on this street."

Peel police say they haven't determined the cause of the crash yet, but speed was likely a factor.

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