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2 dead in Mississauga motorcycle crash

Two people aboard a motorcycle have died following a crash with a car in Mississauga, Peel police say.

“The victim is the [male] driver of the motorcycle and his female passenger,” Const. Lilly Fitzpatrick said.

The incident occurred on Burnhamthorpe Road East just west of Tomken Road shortly before 8:30 p.m. on Thursday.

There was no immediate word on whether the driver of the car was hurt. Witness Shane Edwards, who was driving to visit his sister, said he saw paramedics put the male driver in an ambulance and drive away.

Edwards said that the motorcyclist was speeding and had driven on the shoulder and cut into traffic to get ahead.

“They were speeding and they were going significantly fast,” he said.

Police said it was much too early to determine if charges will be laid.

Burnhamthorpe is expected to be closed for several hours between Cawthra Road and Tomken while police investigate.