An 18-year-old man has been charged with impaired driving in a taxi crash that killed a Red Deer man on Saturday.

Jonathon David Wood, 33, was killed while in the backseat of an Alberta Gold Taxi, when a truck driven by the unidentified teenager rear-ended the vehicle. 

The taxi driver is believed to have been seriously injured in the crash and was taken to Red Deer Regional Hospital for treatment, but his current condition is unknown.

The accused is from Brooks and has been charged with impaired driving causing death. He will make his first court appearance in Red Deer on Monday.