Police, EMS and fire department units responded to a multiple vehicle collision on Highway 20, approximately seven kilometres north of Rimbey, on Tuesday at 2:36 p.m.
Preliminary investigation revealed that an SUV was travelling northbound in the southbound lane and collided with a southbound truck.
The 23-year-old driver of the SUV was declared dead at the scene. Other vehicles suffered damages and ended up in the ditches.
An RCMP collision analyst attended to conduct a scene examination. Traffic on the highway was diverted until 8:20 p.m., when the route was reopened.
One adult and two children remain in hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Two other adults who were taken to hospital were assessed and released.
The investigation into the cause of the collision remains ongoing.