One person is dead and two others are injured after a two-car collision on Highway 63 Monday south of Fort McMurray.

Little is being released on how the crash happened, but police say two other people were air-lifted to hospital. They remain in an unknown condition.

Emergency crews have shut down the southbound portion of the highway, located close to the 152 km mile marker, while they investigate the crash.

The name of the victim is not being released until family can be notified.