A 48-year-old man is dead after a motor vehicle accident in Surrey, B.C. early Sunday morning.

The man was riding a motorcycle heading eastbound on 88th Avenue when a 58-year-old woman travelling westbound on 88th Avenue in a brown 2003 Mitsubishi car attempted to turn left onto 150th Street, RCMP Staff Sgt. Murray Hedderson said in a news release.

The motorcyclist tried to stop, but crashed into the right rear quarter panel of the car. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police closed the intersection for several hours to investigate, but it has been reopened. Alcohol is not considered a factor in the collision.

The motorcyclist was wearing a helmet and a protective jacket and rode a black 2012 Suzuki bike. His name has not yet been released.