A motorcyclist was killed after it collided with an SUV on Highway 9 just north of Yorkton, Sask.

Emergency crews responded to the scene at about 11 a.m. CST on Thursday, roughly five kilometres outside of the city at Airport Road.

Police said the motorcycle and the SUV were travelling in opposite directions. The person on the bike was pronounced dead at the scene.

Traffic was diverted for several hours while RCMP traffic deconstructionists tried to piece together what happened.

The name of the deceased has not been released.