Uxbridge couple killed, 2 injured when vehicle, motorcycles collide in Haliburton

George Eliadis and his partner Shari Williams died in crash near Haliburton on Saturday

George Eliadis and his partner Shari Williams died in crash near Haliburton on Saturday

A Toronto paramedic and his partner were killed when their motorcycles were hit by a vehicle in Haliburton on Saturday (July 15).

Toronto paramedics are mourning the loss of a colleague who was killed in a motorcycle crash over the weekend.

Eliadis was a popular Deputy Commander of Toronto Emergency Medical Services (Ambulance) and Shari Keys-Williams was his partner and a member of the Durham Boxing Academy.

At around 5:05 p.m. on Saturday, the Haliburton OPP responded to a serious multi-vehicle collision on Highway 118 between Trappers Trail and Essonville Line in Highlands East Township, west of Wilberforce and north of Tory Hill.

"I can say there's been a lot of hugs and a lot of tears and a lot of disbelief this morning in the office, and it's pretty hard. for all of us to really talk about it at this point", McKinnon said.

Eliadis was known for his emergency planning work for some of Toronto's biggest events, she said, including the Pan Am Games, Caribana, and Pride.

"Once we know all the details I'm sure that the family will be speaking to us about what is planned and we need to respect the families wishes". There is no word if charges will be laid against the driver of the auto.

The highway was closed for several hours for an investigation but has since reopened.