A 50-year-old man from Thunder Bay is dead after he lost control of his motorcycle on the weekend.

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Provincial police report Richard Cross was riding his motorcycle on Saturday, when he lost control and went into the ditch on Highway 593 in Devon Township, south of Thunder Bay.

Police were called Saturday night, after a passing motorist saw a man lying in the ditch beside a motorcycle, at about 10:30 p.m.

OPP, Neebing First Responders and Superior North EMS all went to the scene of the accident, where Cross was pronounced dead.

Police said the investigation is continuing.

Cross was riding a 2002 Kawasaki Vulcan at the time of the accident.