A motorcyclist has died after a crash on Erie's east side late Friday afternoon.

It happened on East Lake Road near Gilson Ave. around 4:45 p.m.

Three vehicles - a Honda CRV, Buick car and the motorcycle - appear to have been involved in the crash.

The motorcyclist went into traumatic arrest and later died.

No one else in the other vehicles appears to have suffered any serious injuries.

Police have cordoned off the area and closed East Lake Road at Payne Ave.

Drivers are asked to avoid the area until the road is reopened.