A collision east of Richer on the Trans-Canada Highway killed a 42-year-old pedestrian on Wednesday, said police.

Emergency crews responded to the scene, about five kilometres east of Richer, at around 6 a.m. on Jan. 23.

RCMP said witness reports showed a man was hit after he walked in front of an eastbound semi-trailer in an apparent attempt to flag down the driver. A stolen pickup truck was found in the ditch nearby and RCMP said they believe the incidents are related.

Police said charges are not being considered.

The 42-year-old pedestrian from Saskatoon, Sask. was rushed to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The driver of the semi-trailer was not injured, said police.