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2 cyclists dead after crash early Wednesday in Walpole Island First Nation

An Ontario Provincial Police patch. The Canadian Press file

Lambton County OPP say two people are dead and a third is in hospital after two cyclists were struck by a vehicle on River Road in the Walpole Island First Nation on Wednesday.

A crash on River Road happened just before 5 a.m., Ontario Provincial Police say.

Members of Walpole Island Police Service, Lambton County OPP, Chatham-Kent Emergency Medical Service, and Walpole Island Fire Department responded.

Police say the cyclists were pronounced dead and the driver was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.

Read more: Motorcyclist dead after Bayham, Ont. collision on Tuesday

River Road was closed Wednesday morning for the investigation between Firehall Road and Austin Road.

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The names of the deceased were withheld pending notification of next-of-kin.

OPP say updates will be provided when they become available.

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