West District RCMP investigate crash after pickup truck plunges into St. John River

The West District RCMP say they are investigating a crash that sent a pickup truck into the St. John River near Perth-Andover on Wednesday.

Police say the 37-year-old driver, who is from the Kintore area, managed to escape and received help reaching the shore from people nearby. 

The man was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 

RCMP say a dog, who was also in the truck, is missing and is believed to have perished. 

They also say they have not yet been able to recover the pickup truck from the river.