06/08/2015 01:00 EDT | Updated 06/08/2016 05:59 EDT

Speed likely factor in B.C. motorcycle crash that killed 22-year-old man: police

WEST VANCOUVER, B.C. - Police say a motorcyclist has died after losing control and being thrown over a highway barricade in West Vancouver.

Emergency crews responded to the crash on Highway 99 just before 4:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Officers say a 22-year-old Surrey man died at the scene and his name isn't being released at this time.

Police say witnesses reported seeing a motorcyclist striking a barricade before he was propelled several metres into a roadside embankment north of Horseshoe Bay.

Speed is being investigated as the primary cause of the crash.

Police say the rider was wearing a helmet-mounted camera and that investigators will analyze video that was being recorded.