WEST EARL TOWNSHIP, Pa. (WHTM) — Police were on the scene of a multi-vehicle crash in West Earl Township, Lancaster County which occurred during the evening hours of Saturday, Oct. 28.

An officer with the West Earl Township Police Department said the call came in at 8:48 p.m. and told abc27 that the crash occurred on the 4200 block of Oregon Pike and Newport Road.

UPDATE: Witnesses told police that a motorcycle was seen driving at a high rate of speed before crossing the center line and colliding with a pickup truck head-on.

The operator of the motorcycle, a 57-year-old male of Ephrata, was taken to Lancaster General Hospital where he succumbed to the injuries, police say.

The pickup truck occupants were uninjured in the accident.

Police also said that Oregon Pike was closed for hours and then re-opened around 1:30 a.m. on Sunday.

The crash is still under investigation and anyone who may have witnessed this incident or has information is asked to contact Officer Samantha Heise sheise@westearlpd.org or Detective Joshua Mertz jmertz@westearlpd.org or by calling 717-859-1411.