(HAVELOCK-BELMONT-METHUEN TOWNSHIP, ON) – Members of the Peterborough County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and emergency crews were called to assist at a serious collision on Highway 7 east of the Village of Havelock shortly before the noon hour today.

A westbound motorcycle was struck by an eastbound vehicle as it was attempting to turn left on Sama Park Road. The 68-year-old male operator of the motorcycle was pronounced dead at the scene. The female driver of the car was treated for minor injuries at an area hospital.

Highway 7 between Belmont 2nd Line and Blairton Road was closed for several hours while OPP members trained in collision reconstruction measured and documented the scene. The cause of the crash remains under investigation and the identity of the victim will not be released until next of kin are notified.

The Ontario Provincial Police is committed to public safety, delivering proactive and innovative policing in partnership with our communities.

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