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Toronto paramedic and his partner victims of deadly weekend crash near Haliburton

Toronto paramedic and his partner victims of deadly weekend crash near Haliburton

George Eliadis, 52, and Shari Williams, 42, died from injuries sustained in the crash; two other people received life-threatening injuries.

Even in his final moments on Highway 118, Eliadis was still thinking of someone other than himself, said George Christopolus, his friend since elementary school.

Toronto paramedic George Eliadis was killed on Saturday, along with his partner Shari Keyes-Williams, when their motorcycles were hit by a vehicle that crossed the centre line on Highway 118.

She said the paramedics force really feels like a "family", and that the loss is hitting them hard.

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

George Eliadis was a Deputy Commender of Toronto Emergency Medical Services and Shari Keys Williams was a member of the Durham Boxing Academy

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.

"He was so highly respected by everyone", she said.

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.

Eliadis was also a loving father of two, Christopolous said, a new grandfather, and longtime partner to Keyes-Williams.