Motorcyclist dies after fiery crash on eastbound Hwy. 417 | Ottawa Citizen
A motorcyclist died Sunday after a crash on Highway 417 between Cyrville and Innes roads.
Pascal Moreau, 49, of Gatineau had been driving eastbound before the crash around 9:45 a.m. He was rushed to hospital by paramedics, but did not survive. A passing motorist tweeted a picture of a motorcycle in flames.
For several hours, Highway 417 remained closed at the scene and eastbound traffic was diverted at Highway 174. It was open again early Sunday evening.
As Ottawa OPP investigated one fatal motorcycle crash this weekend, their counterparts in Prince Edward County reported another.
A 51-year-old man was westbound on County Road 4 just outside of Picton, when he lost control and struck a pole near the intersection of County Road 34 on Saturday evening.
Dean Cliche of Carrying Place was taken first to the Picton Hospital then was transferred to Kingston but died on the way.