A 73-year-old man is fighting for his life after a collision in Highlands East this morning.

The Haliburton Highlands O.P.P. says the man was backing a small utility tractor out of a driveway on South Wilberforce Road when he collided with a pickup truck passing by.

The crash happened sometime around 10:00.

The tractor driver was airlifted to a Toronto area hospital with life threatening injuries.

The O.P.P. is investigating and says more information will be released as it becomes available.