One person is dead following a highway crash involving a cement truck this afternoon west of Calgary.

It happened on Highway 22 south of Cochrane near the turn-off to the Trans-Canada Highway.

Officials say it happened around 1:30 p.m. when a northbound cement truck and southbound Ford Ranger collided head-on.

Slushy and icy conditions in the area could be a factor in the collision.

RCMP are warning motorists in the area that there will be traffic delays.