Motorcyclist dies in crash near Chesterville

(Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

MOREWOOD – A motorcycle rider is dead after a single vehicle crash this afternoon (Friday), north of Chesterville.

Provincial police say a motorcycle, heading north of County Road 7, left the road near Thompson Road around 12:30 p.m.

A 69-year-old man was thrown from his bike.

He was taken to hospital by paramedics but later died of his injuries.

His name has not been released until relatives are notified.

Investigators are still at the scene this afternoon and are asking people to avoid the area or slow down if you have to drive through the area as the road is not closed.