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3 killed in SUV-motorcycle collision in Burlington

Halton Regional Police have released more information about the victims involved in a collision that left three people dead over the weekend.

Police say all 3 victims were pronounced dead at the scene

Firefighters put out the fire from the SUV, which burst into flames shortly after the collision. (CBC)

Halton Regional Police have released more information about the victims involved in a collision that left three people dead over the weekend.

Those killed in the crash include 43-year-old Mitchel Crate of Waterdown, Ont., and 35-year-old Arlette Shamoun of Kitchener, Ont.

The family of the third victim, a 61-year-old Burlington man, said they did not want him identified by name. 

Police say all three victims were pronounced dead at the scene.

The crash occurred late Saturday afternoon at Dundas Street and Eaglesfield Drive in Burlington, Ont. Investigators say a motorcycle carrying a man and a woman collided with a sport utility vehicle with one male driver.

The SUV, driving westbound on Dundas, was making a left turn onto Eaglesfield when it collided in the right-hand lane with the motorcycle, which was driving eastbound on Dundas.

Sgt. Andy Dennis said the SUV burst into flames shortly after firefighters arrived. Firefighters put out the fire.

Dennis said the collision reconstruction unit is investigating the cause of the crash. He said it's too early to say if speed or alcohol were a factor.

Police say the motorcycle was carrying a man and a woman, and the SUV had one male occupant. All three died at the scene. (CBC)

With files from The Canadian Press

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