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Orillia motorcyclist killed in West Ridge crash

OPP probing crash that occurred earlier today; witnesses sought
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Earlier today, the Orillia detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a fatal collision at University Avenue, near Old Barrie Road, in the City of Orillia.

Police were dispatched to the West Ridge area at approximately 12:10 p.m. with reports of a single motor vehicle collision involving a motorcycle. The 45 year old male driver from Orillia was driving southbound on University Avenue toward Old Barrie Road when his motorcycle hit the curb. The male was pronounced deceased at the scene. The name of the deceased is being withheld pending next of kin notification.

The Orillia OPP are seeking witnesses. If anyone witnessed this or has information surrounding the circumstances surrounding this collision, they are encouraged to contact the Orillia OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or 705-326-3536.

Members of the Orillia Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police are committed to public safety, delivering proactive and innovative policing in partnership with our communities. Officers value your contribution to building safe communities. If you have information about suspected unlawful activity, please contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or visit Crime Stoppers at: or call 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).