A man is dead following an early morning crash in downtown Hamilton.
Police say at 2am Saturday, a motorcycle and a pickup truck collided at Main Street West and James Street South.
Police say the motorcyclist was heading eastbound along Main Street West at a high speed and the pickup truck was travelling southbound along James Street South.
The motorcycle struck the rear quarter panel of the pickup truck at the intersection.
The man on the motorcycle was brought to hospital where he died.
Police haven’t released the name of the victim but family has identified him as 20 year old Chokha Bayez.
The truck driver, a 45-year-old Hamilton resident, was not hurt.
Police are not releasing the identity of the motorcyclist until his family is located and notified.
Witnesses are asked to contact Detective Constable Matt Hewko of the Hamilton Police Service at (905) 546-4755.
This is the sixth driver to die in a crash in Hamilton and brings the total fatal count to 10 for 2016.