One dead, three injured in head-on crash on Highway 97

One man is dead and three other injured following a head-on accident between a pickup truck and tractor-trailer unit Monday morning.

The accident occurred shortly before 1 a..m. Monday on Highway 97 near Buckhorn Road. RCMP say the pickup, which was northbound, crossed the centre line and collided with the semi. The driver of the pickup was killed. Two passengers in the pickup and the driver of the semi were transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police say alcohol may have been a factor in the accident.