A 59-year-old man is dead after the ATV he was driving struck a hay bale Friday morning.

RCMP said the man was driving an ATV along Highway 9 a few kilometres northwest of Selkirk when he lost control.

The driver hit a hay bale and flipped around 8:30 a.m. RCMP officers arrived to find the man dead near the scene of the crash.

The man, who was from Selkirk, was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

RCMP traffic analysts are now investigating.