Woman dead, male critically injured after motorcycle crash on Highway 27

OPP cruiser

Ontario Provincial Police say one woman is dead and a male motorcyclist is in critical condition after a collision on Highway 27 early this morning.

It happened in the northbound lanes of the highway near Highway 407.

Police say the 41-year-old driver of the motorcycle was transported to hospital with life-threatening injuries and his female passenger was pronounced dead following the collision.

OPP say speed was a factor in the crash.

Investigators are asking witnesses to contact police.

The highway was shut down at around 1 a.m. but has since reopened.