A 64-year-old man from the Medicine Hat area is dead following a head-on crash Monday in northern Alberta.

The man was driving a small car when he crashed into a pick-up truck Monday afternoon on Highway 881 near Conklin.

The 25 year-old Edmonton-area man driving the pick-up was air-lifted to hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

The highway was closed until late Monday night.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.