Pascal Moreau, 49, identified as man killed in Highway 417 crash

Police have identified the man killed in the Highway 417 crash as a resident of Gatineau.

All eastbound lanes of the 417 reopened

Ontario Provincial Police say the man killed in a fiery motorcycle crash on Highway 417 Sunday was a Gatineau resident. 

The driver has been identified as 49-year-old Pascal Moreau. His motorcycle struck the guard rail of the eastbound 417 between Cyrville and Innes roads, according to police.

A photo of a motorcycle engulfed in flames was shared on Twitter shortly after the crash.

Paramedics were called to the scene around 9:45 a.m. and found the driver unconscious with serious head injuries. 

He was taken to hospital in critical, life-threatening condition. He was later pronounced dead. 

All eastbound lanes of the 417, as well as the ramp from the Aviation Parkway, have reopened after being closed by police for several hours.