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Canadian paramedic killed in multi-vehicle crash

Police said the incident occurred when a vehicle collided with a group of motorcyclists

By EMS1 Staff

HALIBURTON COUNTY, Ontario — A paramedic died Saturday in a multi-vehicle crash.

CBC.ca reported that paramedic George Eliadis, a deputy commander with Toronto Paramedic Services, and his partner, Shari Keyes-Williams, died after a vehicle struck a group of motorcyclists traveling down a highway. 

Eliadis and Keyes-Williams were pronounced dead at the scene; two others were taken to the hospital.

“He's a larger than life fellow. A wonderful human being as well as a consummate professional paramedic. He’s always willing to help out,” Toronto Paramedic Services spokesperson Kim McKinnon said. “George was a very senior person in charge of many of the premiere events in the City of Toronto. If you look under Pan Am Games, or Pride, or special operations, or working with Toronto police or fire, he would have been integrally involved over the 27 years he worked here.”

The crash is currently under investigation.


Till I see you again baba.... this is one of my favourite Pictures with you. You always pushed me hard to do good in...

Posted by Alexandra Katarina Eliadis on Sunday, July 16, 2017

Not a million words could describe the type of guy George Eliadis was. One word can explain how I feel about his passing. Heartbroken. RIP George. I'm a better man for having known you.

Posted by Rocky Ruffolo on Monday, July 17, 2017

I am beside myself with grief. I just learned that my dear dear friend of nearly 20 years, Shari Keyes-Williams was...

‎Posted by Sarah Parnes on‎ ראשון 16 יולי 2017


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