10/03/2013 06:46 EDT | Updated 12/03/2013 05:12 EST

Fatal motorcycle crash closes Jordi-Bonet bridge

The Jordi-Bonet bridge was closed this morning after an fatal motorcycle crash in the Montérégie region.

Police said a 22-year-old motorcyclist died overnight after a crash on Highway 116 in Beloeil.

According to the preliminary information, police said the driver lost control of his motorcycle before running into a lamp-post. 

According to police, who spotted the motorcyclist before the crash, the driver was going about 200 km/h in a 50 km/h zone.

Police said the bridge should be open to traffic by 10 a.m., but drivers heading westbound across the Richelieu river can opt to take Highway 20 as an alternative.