Essex County OPP have released the name of a 54-year-old motorcyclist who died after a crash on Highway 3 near Oldcastle last week.

Kevin Gagnier succumbed to his injuries after the collision on Highway 3, east of Walker Road on April 18, according to OPP.

Police say his BMW motorcycle was struck by a wild turkey and subsequently collided with a tractor trailer.

His longtime partner Leslie Carvalho is still in shock.

“It is very surreal, I'm still waiting for him to come home,” says Carvalho.

Gagnier was an avid motorcyclist, who always preached safety.

“No driver, no matter how long riding, would have survived this, so freakish,” says Carvalho.

Police sya the investigation is complete.