Motorcycle rider dead after hitting pickup in Caledonia: OPP

A file image of an OPP cruiser.
A file image of an OPP cruiser. Don Mitchell / Global News Ontario

A motorcycle rider is dead after a crash with a pickup truck in Caledonia on Friday morning.

Ontario Provincial Police in Haldimand County say they got the call about a crash just after 8:00 a.m. on Highway 54 east of Mines Road.

Police say the 53-year-old female rider was pronounced deceased on scene. The pickup truck driver was uninjured.

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Collision investigators believe the pickup truck and motorcycle were both travelling in the same direction, westbound on Highway 54, when the motorcycle attempted to pass and collided into the side of the pickup truck, ejecting the motorcyclist.

Police have identified the rider as 53-year-old Eileen Flynn of Cayuga.

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Highway 54 was closed for just over six hours on Friday between Mines Road and Mckinnon Drive in Caledonia while emergency crews are on scene.