Police continue to investigate a fatal motorcycle crash that occurred along Memorial Drive on Tuesday evening.

A 22-year-old driver of an Aprilia RSV4 bike was thrown more than 40 metres and hit the back of a Ford Escape SUV.

It happened around 8:30 p.m. MT in the 1000 block of Memorial Drive N.E.

Police believe excessive speed was a factor.

There have been three serious motorcycle crashes in Calgary this month, two of them fatal.