UPDATE: Motorcyclist killed in crash with a tractor on Highway 26 in Springwater Friday afternoon

Highway 26 was closed for several hours for the police investigation

A motorcycle rider was killed in a collision with a farm tractor on Highway 26 west of Horseshoe Valley Road.

This happened around 1:30 on Friday afternoon.

OPP said the operator of the motorcycle was thrown from the bike.

64 year old David Ball of Essa Township died at the scene.

Highway 26 was closed for over five hours as police investigate.

The road has since reopened.

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One person has been killed following a collision involving a motorcycle in Springwater.

Emergency crews including the County of Simcoe Paramedics, Springwater Fire, and OPP were called to Highway 26 near Horseshoe Valley Road around 1:30 Friday afternoon with reports of a crash between a motorcycle and farm tractor.

Police say the motorcyclist was pronounced dead on scene, but have yet to release details of the victim. The investigation into the cause collision continues.