Teen dead after motorcycle crash northeast of Stratford
A motorcycle rests at the scene of a fatal crash on Line 40 near Stratford on Wednesday, May 27, 2015. (Marc Venema / CTV Kitchener)
Perth County OPP say a 16-year-old is dead after a collision involving a motorcycle and a pickup truck on Wednesday morning.
Emergency crews were called to the intersection of Line 40 and Road 110 near the Stratford Municipal Airport around 11 a.m.
Police say a preliminary investigation shows a 2014 Honda R5A motorcycle was eastbound on Line 40 and a 2011 GMC Sierra pickup was southbound on Road 110 when the collision occurred.
Line 40 is a through highway while traffic on Road 110 - a gravel road - is controlled by stop signs at Line 40.
The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.
He has been identified as 16-year-old Jeremy Wickenheiser of the Tosnwhip of Perth East.
The driver of the pickup truck was taken to hospital with undetermined injuries.
Line 40 was expected to remain closed between Road 109 and Road 111 until around 4 p.m.
“We’re trying to determine exactly what occurred," Const. Kees Wijnands told CTV News.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact the Perth County OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or 519-393-6123.
With files from CTV Kitchener