A 54-year-old man is dead after his pickup truck left Route 145 near Union, P.E.I. and hit a power pole on Tuesday night, according to police.

The Northport man was pronounced dead at the scene at around 6 p.m.

The two female passengers in the truck were taken to Western Hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries.

RCMP said they’ll mechanically inspect the truck.

An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday.

Police said they won’t release the victim’s name until his family has been notified.