A 19-year-old man from Marystown was struck and killed Wednesday night on the Burin Peninsula highway while he was checking out a potential problem with his car.

RCMP said the man had pulled over after he heard a noise in the rear of his vehicle.

The man was outside his car when another vehicle travelling in the same direction collided with his vehicle, pinning him in-between.

The man's girlfriend was inside the car and wasn't injured. 

The incident happened just south of the St. Bernard's-Bay L'Argent intersection 

RCMP said the road was slippery at the time, and that were whiteouts in the area.

The driver of the second car, a 21-year-old man from Marystown, was taken to hospital to be treated for shock.

An RCMP official said the force does not anticipate laying any charges.