A 27-year-old Rocky Mountain House man was killed after a welding truck he was travelling in drove into the back of a logging truck near Whitecourt.
RCMP officers were called to the scene of the collision that occurred on Wednesday at about 8 p.m. west of Whitecourt.
A loaded logging truck was travelling eastbound when it was rear-ended by a welding truck.
A passenger travelling in the smaller vehicle, Clinton Lattery of Rocky, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the welding truck was arrested on suspicion of operating a vehicle while impaired.
The uninjured driver, Ryan Douglas Florence, 30, of Brooks, faces three charges, including driving while impaired causing death.
Weather was not a factor in the collision that was investigated by an RCMP collision analyst. The investigation continues.