Teen dead after semi-trailer crash on Highway 8

An 18-year-old man was killed when the car he was driving crossed the centre line and smashed head on into a semi-tanker truck.

Traffic on Highway 8 was blocked for most of Tuesday night after the serious accident

An 18-year-old man died after his car crashed into a semi-trailer on Highway 8 Tuesday. 1:21

An 18-year-old man was killed when the car he was driving crossed the centre line and smashed head on into a semi-tanker truck.

The crash happened just before 6 p.m. MT Tuesday in the 7700 block of Highway 8 southwest.

The 34-year-old driver of the semi was not hurt but was shaken, according to police. 

Police said neither speed nor alcohol were a factor.

The highway was closed for hours Tuesday night as police investigated.