A 42-year-old man is dead after his snowmobile collided with a tree in the region of Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean late Saturday night.

The victim lost control of his snowmobile during a sharp curve just before he struck a tree around 11:30 p.m., police said.

He died on impact.

The man had been out with two friends on a snowmobile trail in Parc des Monts-Valin.

Quebec provincial police have launched an investigation to determine the cause of the accident. Alcohol and speed are not believed to be factors.

Translated from la Presse Canadienne