Montreal

Man dead after losing control of car on Highway 10 southeast of Montreal

The vehicle swerved off the road into the grassy median separating the two sides of the highway, where it flipped several times.

Driver was ejected from vehicle; speed may be a factor, police say

Emergency workers found no vital signs when they reached the scene. (Alain Béland/Radio-Canada)

A man in his 30s was killed when he lost control of his vehicle on Highway 10 near Marieville, about 30 kilometres southeast of Montreal.

The accident happened around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, said Sgt. Marie-Michèle Moore, a Sûreté du Québec spokesperson. The vehicle swerved off the road into the grassy median separating the two sides of the highway, where it flipped several times.

The driver was ejected from the vehicle, Moore said, and emergency workers found no vital signs when they reached the scene. 

Excess speed is a possible cause of the crash, Moore said, but police are still investigating.

Moore said the highway would be closed to westbound traffic between the Richelieu and Marieville exits, and reduced to one lane in the eastbound direction until at least 11 p.m.