A man is dead as a result of a two-vehicle collision on Highway 55, about six kilometres east of Meadow Lake.

The crash, which involved two pickup trucks, occurred Friday (May 8) around 9:30 a.m.

“It was just east of Meadow Lake by the weigh station,” remarked Cpl. Rob King of the RCMP’s media relations department in Regina. “One of the trucks attempted to pass a semi and struck the other truck head on.”

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RCMP, EMS and Meadow Lake Fire and Rescue attended the scene. The driver of the truck who attempted to pass the semi was killed, while his passenger, as well as the lone occupant of the second pickup truck were injured and taken to the hospital.

The highway was closed to traffic in both directions and did not reopen for several hours.

King, meanwhile, said an RCMP reconstructionist continues to investigate the crash.

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