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Three men are dead after an incident in which two cyclists were struck and killed Sunday by a driver RCMP allege was impaired.

Three men are dead after an incident in which two cyclists were struck and killed Sunday near Mount Currie, northwest of Vancouver, by a driver RCMP allege was impaired.

The third man killed was a passenger in the vehicle driven by a male, airlifted to hospital in Vancouver with undisclosed injuries.

"One of our members accompanied him in the helicopter to maintain continuity of him," Staff Sergeant Steve LeClair of the Whistler-Pemberton RCMP said in an interview on Sunday.

Three cyclists were hit, he said, but one of them was not injured.

Staff Sgt. LeClair said a collision-investigation team from the Lower Mainland as well as a coroner were on the scene of the accident on Sunday.

"We'll get a proper picture of what happened by interviewing the witnesses and examining the scene."

At 11:58 a.m. on Sunday, RCMP received a report about the collision on Highway 99 north of Mount Currie and 15 kilometres east of the Birkenhead River.

Staff Sgt. LeClair said there were many details he could not reveal such as the age of the driver or city in which he lived, nor similar details about the victims.

That includes the alleged level of intoxication. Also, he said he had no information on the severity of the driver's injuries.

He said one challenge to getting information is the lack of cell service and "spotty" radio coverage in the area where the incident occurred.

Staff Sgt. LeClair said weather is sunny in the area where the accident occurred so there's no reason to conclude it was a factor in the incident.

"It's very tragic. It's an unfortunate reality that sometimes these collisions occur," he said.

While he said the families of the deceased cyclists had been notified, police had not positively identified the deceased passenger.