A motorcyclist is dead after colliding with a pickup truck near Grande Prairie Friday night, RCMP said.

Police, firefighters and the Emergency Medical Services all responded to the scene on Highway 40 and Township Road 703 around 10:20 p.m.

The motorcyclist was pronounced dead on scene and the two occupants of the truck were not injured, RCMP said.

The highway was shut down in both directions for about two hours while the collision was investigated.

The identity of the deceased will not be released.