A young Albertan woman was killed Monday afternoon when she lost control of her car 30 kilometres east of Golden B.C. near Yoho National Park, say police.

RCMP said the 19-year-old was driving a Ford Focus eastbound when it crossed the centre line and collided head-on with a westbound Volkswagen Jetta around 1 p.m. PT on Monday.

"Contributing factors in the collision did include speed relative to the conditions," RCMP Cpl. Dan Moskaluk wrote in an email.

The young woman died at the scene, according to Golden RCMP. Her 17-year-old passenger and the 26-year-old woman who had been driving the Jetta were both transported to hospital.

Highway 1 was closed for four hours in the aftermath of the crash.

Slow down in winter weather, say RCMP

The fatal collision was one of eight crashes over the past few days, with snow, ice and dense fog being cited by police as factors.

On Monday, seven people were sent to hospital in critical condition after another crash involving an SUV and a car on highway 97C, eight kilometres east of Merritt B.C.

RCMP are urging people to slow down and be cautious, especially in snowy, wet or icy conditions.