Rimbey RCMP are investigating a collision that resulted in the death of a 26-year-old man.
Police responded to the collision on Highway 20, south of Township Road 432, just before 9 p.m. on Friday.
Police say a southbound Ford pickup truck had crossed into the northbound lane and collided head-on with a northbound semi. Other motorists that came upon the scene administered first aid to the vehicle occupants until first responders arrived. The driver and lone occupant of the semi, a 57-year-old man from Lacombe, was not injured.
A 26-year-old man in the Ford truck, from Ottawa, Ont., was pronounced dead at the scene. A second occupant of the Ford truck, a 25-year-old man from Whitecourt, was taken by ground ambulance to Rimbey hospital and later flown by STARS air ambulance to Edmonton where he remains in serious condition.
Traffic in the area was re-routed while the collision analyst attended the scene but has since resumed normal flow. The cause of the collision remains under investigation.