A motorcyclist was killed early Sunday when his bike collided with a truck on the Ayalon Highway in Tel Aviv.

The accident occurred around 4 a.m. between the Hashalom and Laguardia exits on the metropolis’s main freeway.

The cause of the accident was not immediately clear.

Traffic into the city heading north was significantly congested as police closed off three of the freeway’s four lanes in the wake of the accident.