A Friday night police chase on the Akwesasne Mohawk Territory ended in a collision that killed three people.

A minivan driven by Dany Gionet, 21, of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., failed to halt at a stop sign at the intersection of Island and International roads at about 8 p.m. Police had been attempting to pull over the van during the evening.

Mr. Gionet reportedly struck a car with two 77-year-old occupants: Edward and Eileen Kassian of Massena, New York.

All three people were pronounced dead at the scene.

The Akwesasne Mohawk Police have requested Ontario Provincial Police assistance with the investigation. Authorities would not say whether the chase was related to cigarette smuggling.

Any witnesses are asked to contact the OPP at (613) 534-2223.