EDMONTON -- Two people were killed in a collision between a pickup truck and a small car Friday afternoon.

Strathcona RCMP said the crash happened around 4:15 p.m. on Highway 14 near Range Road 221, east of Edmonton.

Two women, the driver and a front-seat passenger, from the Nissan Versa died on scene. Both were said to be in their 70s.

A man in the backseat was sent to hospital with life threatening injuries.

The man driving the Chevy Silverado was also taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police are investigating and have called in a reconstructionist, but said weather and poor driving conditions are being considered as factors.

The road was closed for several hours.


An earlier version of this story said the backseat passenger of the Nissan sustained non-life threatening injuries.