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A long line of traffic backed up on the 102 outbound. (David Thurton/CBC)

Two teenagers are dead and a third is seriously injured after a pair of separate crashes on Nova Scotia’s roadways Wednesday.

Halifax police said a 17-year-old from Bedford died after he lost control of his motorcycle on Highway 102 near the Kearney Lake Road ramp around 8 p.m.

Investigators said he was thrown from the bike and taken to hospital where he later died.

That crash came just a few hours after another teenager died in the Annapolis Valley.

RCMP said a car left the road and struck a tree in Cambridge Station. The driver died and another teenager was airlifted to Halifax.

Both victims are male – one 17 years old, the other 18 years old.

The names of the people involved have not been released.

Gawkers cause 2nd Highway 102 crash

Halifax police responded to a third crash, about 30 minutes after the motorcycle accident.

Police said drivers on the inbound 102 near the Larry Uteck exit were slowing down to see what was happening.

One vehicle hit another from behind. Both vehicles were towed away from the scene.

The drivers in that crash were unharmed.