A 53-year-old Cape Breton woman is dead after crashing her motorcycle near the Masstown Market on Highway 104 near Truro, N.S. 

RCMP received the call at 1:40 p.m. 

Police say the woman was on her bike exiting the Trans-Canada Highway at exit 12 in Colchester County. She lost control of the bike and went over the guardrail. She was reportedly on her way to P.E.I.

The westbound ramp at exit 12 was closed most of the day while police investigated.