10/09/2014 10:09 EDT | Updated 12/09/2014 05:59 EST

Whitby cyclist killed by pickup truck as he walked bike across road

A cyclist was struck and killed by a vehicle as he walked his bike across a road in Whitby Wednesday evening, police said.

The 78-year-old victim, whose name has not been released, was hit by a Ford Ranger pickup truck on Thickson Road North, near Crawforth Street, at around 7 p.m.

The victim was taken to hospital where he died of his injuries.

The 64-year-old driver of the pickup truck remained on scene and was uninjured during the incident.

Durham police closed the area to traffic for several hours as they investigated.