A dump truck struck a 74-year-old woman near Palais des Congres Tuesday, killing her instantly.

The truck was heading south on St. Urbain St. and turned right onto Viger Ave. when it struck the woman around 11:15 a.m. Tuesday.

Police blocked Viger Ave. heading west and St. Urbain heading south while they investigated the deadly crash. The streets have since reopened.

This is the second pedestrian killed by a truck in Montreal this year, and the fourth such death in the Montreal area since December.

A 79-year-old woman died in January when she was hit by a truck leaving an alleyway.

In December a truck driver making a left-hand turn ran over a woman near Cabot Square.

Last week the city of Montreal reiterated its Vision Zero plan to eliminate collisions between drivers and pedestrians, and said that over the next three years it would ban heavy trucks from certain streets.