Bermuda recorded a fifth road traffic fatality overnight when a 19-year-old male motorcyclist tragically lost his life in an early morning crash in Sandys this morning.

Police say the rider was headed west on Malabar Road. He was discovered lying in the road unresponsive and seriously injured just before 2am.

The man was later pronounced dead at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital.

Traffic diversions were in place for about three hours after the fatal crash.

Witnesses are urged to call the main police telephone number, 295-0011.