A man in his 20s is dead after being hit by a vehicle on the Perimeter Highway.

Emergency services responded to the collision involving a pedestrian and a vehicle on the Perimeter Highway and St. Mary's Road around 10:35 p.m. Friday.

The victim had been driving eastbound and stopped his vehicle on the side of the highway because of an operational issue. After exiting his vehicle, the man tried to cross the highway when he was hit by a westbound vehicle.

He was taken to hospital and pronounced dead.

Westbound traffic on the Perimeter was shut down for several hours and Manitoba RCMP assisted on the scene.