Weather is being considered a factor in a fatal three-vehicle collision that happened Friday near Ponoka.

RCMP were dispatched at 10:25 p.m. to a serious crash at the Queen Elizabeth II Highway and the Highway 53 overpass.

Police said a pick-up truck hauling a utility trailer collided with a mini-van and an SUV, all of which were northbound.

The 46-year-old driver of the mini-van died when the vehicle caught on fire and he remained trapped.

The female driver of the SUV sustained non-life threatening injuries, and was taken to hospital in a ground ambulance.

The man driving the pick-up truck was not injured.

RCMP were on scene Friday night to conduct an investigation, and northbound traffic was briefly diverted at the overpass. Southbound traffic was unaffected.