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Motorcyclist killed on QEW in Burlington after 3-vehicle crash

A motorcyclist is dead after a three-vehicle collision on the QEW in Burlington, Ontario Provincial Police say.

Collision happened just after 6 p.m, police say

A motorcyclist is dead after a three-vehicle collision on the QEW west of Appleby Line in Burlington. (Jeremey Cohn)

A motorcyclist is dead after a collision involving three vehicles on the Queen Elizabeth Way in Burlington, the OPP say.

The crash led to significant delays along the westbound QEW. 

OPP say the collision, which happened just after 6 p.m. near Appleby Road, involved a motorcycle, transport truck, and another vehicle.

Witnesses reported the motorcycle lane splitting between traffic, police say, prior to colliding with a pick-up truck.

The motorcyclist was found without vital signs at the scene and was transported to hospital but later died. Police notified next of kin and later identified the rider as Philip Slonina, a 23-year-old from Mississauga. 

"Roads are dry, the sky is clear, it's a beautiful evening and sadly here were are knocking on a door right now, letting family know a loved one is never coming home," said Sgt. Kerry Schmidt in a video posted to Twitter.

There were no other injuries reported. 

The QEW westbound was closed at Appleby line for the investigation until shortly before 11 p.m.