Fatal motorcycle crash Highway 50 Gatineau Lorrain Aug 18 2014

Police say a motorcycle driver lost control and slammed into the guardrail. (CBC)

A 28-year-old Gatineau man is dead after a motorcycle crash on Highway 50 early Monday morning.

It happened at about 7 a.m. on Highway 50 westbound in the exit lane for Lorrain Boulevard, said Sûreté du Québec police.

The man lost control of his motorcycle and struck the guardrail. Investigators say speed is believed to have been a factor in the crash.

The victim was taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The investigation continues.