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Seven dead in motorcycle- and ATV-related collisions on weekend

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Paramedics give medical attention to a woman involved in a collision between a motorcycle and a cube van at the intersection of Highway 1 and Highway 270 just west of Brandon on Friday afternoon.

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Paramedics give medical attention to a woman involved in a collision between a motorcycle and a cube van at the intersection of Highway 1 and Highway 270 just west of Brandon on Friday afternoon.

A man on a Harley Davidson died Saturday afternoon after he was thrown from a motorcycle on Highway 3, just east of La Riviere, making it the sixth such death over the weekend.

The Manitou detachment of the RCMP reported the death Monday morning.

Their investigation indicated that a man was riding a 2006 Harley Davidson westbound on Hwy. 3 with a group of other riders when he lost control and was thrown from the motorcycle.

The rider, a 75-year-old man from Winnipeg, was transported to hospital where he was later pronounced dead. His name will not be released. He was wearing a helmet at the time of the collision.

Road conditions were reported to be good at the time and there were no other injuries.

It’s the latest of a string of tragic deaths:

A 59-year-old Manitoba man died in a head-on collision late Sunday afternoon involving the Harley Davidson motorcycle he was riding and a pickup truck hauling a camper trailer.

A 29-year- old man died after he was thrown from his motorcycle in a gravel pit in the Lac du Bonnet area on Sunday.

A 43-year-old man on a motorcycle died in Winnipeg when he lost control of the motorcycle, flew off the bike and hit a tree in the Whyte Ridge Saturday.

Two died, a man, 26, a woman passenger, 26, on Friday when the motorcycle the man was driving collided with a van on the Trans Canada Highway just west of Brandon.

The sixth fatality involved an ATV. A Winnnipeg man died in an off-road ATV accident in the RM of Portage la Prairie on Saturday around 10 p.m. after he drove into some irrigation equipment.

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Updated on Monday, July 15, 2013 at 1:02 PM CDT: fixes typo, adds photo

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