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Three people dead after crash near Guelph

It's been a deadly Thanksgiving weekend on the roads in southern Ontario
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Provincial police say the death toll has risen to three after a fatal crash in the Guelph area.

A 35-year-old man from Fergus was pronounced dead at the scene, and two others were being treated with life-threatening injuries after a two vehicle collision Saturday evening.

They say the crash happened near Rockwood, just east of Guelph, around 8:30 p.m.

Sunday morning Sergeant Kerry Schmidt said the two people who were sent to the hospital with critical injures had died as a result of the crash.

OPP have now identified them as a 45-year-old female driver and a 17-year-old boy, both from Fergus.

They say the driver of the second vehicle wasn't hurt. 

It was the second highway tragedy in southern Ontario in less than 24 hours, the other happening northeast of Toronto.

Provincial police reported early Saturday morning that an SUV crossed into oncoming traffic in Port Perry, and collided head-on with a car.

Three people in the car - a 59-year-old man and two women aged 55 and 44 - were killed, and a 41-year-old woman who was also in the vehicle suffered critical injuries. 

The 68-year-old man driving the SUV was being treated for serious injuries.

At the start of the long weekend Ontario Provincial Police warned that officers would be out in force looking for aggressive, distracted and impaired drivers, as well as seatbelt violators.

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