Motorcyclist, 54, dead after collision with vehicle in Norfolk County: OPP

A motorcyclist is dead after crashing with a vehicle at a rural intersection in Norfolk County.

Ontario Provincial Police say they were called to Norfolk County Highway 24 and St. John’s Road East shortly before 6:45 Monday morning, where they found a man with serious life-threatening injuries.

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The 54-year-old Norfolk County man was taken to hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

Investigators say a 22-year-old from Madoc, Ont., was driving a black vehicle south on Highway 24 and was about to turn east onto St. Johns Road, when a northbound motorcycle collided into the back of the vehicle.

Police say the identity of the motorcyclist isn’t being released until his next of kin are notified.

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Norfolk County Highway 24 East is closed between Lynn Valley Road and Highway 6.

OPP Const. Ed Sanchuk expects the closure will last a “significant period of time,” as the scene is examined by technical collision investigators.

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“While we were on scene, we actually had a person drive through the road-closed barricades, smashing into the barricades, and causing significant amount of damage to the vehicle,” said Sanchuk.

A 77-year-old man has been charged with careless driving.

He and the 22-year-old involved in the motorcycle crash were not injured.

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