A 69-year-old man is dead following a motorcycle crash Saturday evening on Highway 4 in Hay Cove, Cape Breton.

RCMP say the man, who is from Birch Grove, Cape Breton, was heading eastbound shortly before 6 p.m. when he hit the shoulder of the road and lost control of his motorcycle.

Police say he was taken to Cape Breton Regional Hospital and later died.

The cause of the crash is still being investigated. The victim’s name has not been released.