Pedestrian struck and killed in Dieppe

Mounties say a woman is dead and a man was taken to hospital after a bizarre crash in Dieppe.

Police say a 52-year-old woman was hit by a pickup truck while walking along Gauvin Road around 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

The truck then collided with a power pole, knocking live wires down onto the road and sparking a fire.

Investigators say the 20-year-old man driving the truck was taken to hospital and later released.

Police say the cause of the crash is under investigation.

With files from CTV Atlantic