04/17/2013 08:10 EDT | Updated 06/17/2013 05:12 EDT

Two seniors killed in crash near Montreal Casino

Police are investigating the deaths of an elderly couple whose car crashed into a sculpture outside the Montreal Casino Tuesday evening.

Witnesses told police the 77-year-old man who was driving at a normal speed over the Concorde Bridge when he suddenly accelerated.

Police said the man lost control of the wheel while exiting the bridge heading towards towards the casino shortly before 8 p.m.

Images from the scene showed the vehicle standing almost upright on the casino's welcoming sign.

Montreal police Const. Anie Lemieux said the driver and his 76-year-old female passenger were declared dead on the scene.

Police officers redirected traffic around the crash site Tuesday night.

The casino is still accessible to the public.