A motorcyclist has died following a collision near Schomberg on Wednesday night.

York Regional Police say a motorcycle collided with a dump truck in the area of Highway 27 and 17th Sideroad at around 6:40 p.m.

The 55-year-old motorcyclist, who police say was a resident of Bolton, was pronounced dead when emergency crews arrived.

The driver of the dump truck was not injured and remained at the scene.

The Major Collision Unit is leading the investigation into the cause of the crash.

The area was closed to traffic but has since reopened.