RCMP say one man is dead and another two people are in hospital after a serious multi-vehicle crash on Highway 16 Friday evening.

Police shut down a section of the road between Highway 60 and Calahoo Road in Spruce Grove for several hours after the crash. 

An RCMP spokesman say a 67-year-old male driver going eastbound crossed the median, crashing into two cars in the opposite lane. He was declared dead at the scene.

Two passengers from the other vehicles were sent to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

An RCMP traffic investigator has visited the site of the crash. While the cause of the crash has not yet been reported, drugs and alcohol are not suspected.

The road was reopened to traffic just before 9 p.m.