RCMP west of Edmonton are investigating after a collision unfolded on Highway 16 A, late Monday night.

Spruce Grove/Stony Plain RCMP said the crash took place at about 11 p.m. on Highway 16 A, just east of Highway 60.

Police said a transport truck was heading westbound on Highway 16 A, and was slowing to turn north on Range Road 262, when it was rear-ended by a small car.

The two people inside the car were pronounced dead at the scene – RCMP said a 20-year-old man from Edmonton was driving, and the passenger was a 19-year-old woman from Spruce Grove.

The names of the deceased are not being released, RCMP said, at the request of the family.

Police are investigating.