New Brunswick man struck and killed while giving roadside assistance: RCMP

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RCMP in northern New Brunswick say a 57-year-old man is dead after he was struck while giving roadside assistance to another motorist.

Police say the man had stopped Saturday along route 260 near Saint-Quentin, N.B., to help a vehicle that had become stuck in a snowbank.

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The man was pushing the stuck vehicle when a third vehicle collided with his, which then struck the victim.

Police say the man died at the scene.

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The other motorists were taken to hospital and were later released.

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RCMP say the victim was a resident of Saint-Martin-de-Restigouche, N.B.

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