(TECUMSEH, ON) – On April 18, 2017 at approximately 7:30 a.m. Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) members responded to a motor vehicle collision on Highway 3 near Walker Road, Tecumseh, Ontario.

A BMW motorcycle travelling eastbound on Highway 3 is reported to have struck a wild turkey causing the driver to lose control subsequently striking an International tractor trailer travelling in the oncoming westbound lane.

The driver of the motorcycle sustained life-threatening injuries and was transported to an area hospital by Essex-Windsor Emergency Medical Services (EMS).

The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured.

Highway 3 between Walker Road and Sexton Side road will be closed for several hours while the OPP’s Technical Traffic Collision Investigation unit completes the investigation.