RCMP are investigating after two people died in a serious crash south of Edmonton.

A 65-year-old man and 63-year-old woman were killed when their Chrysler Intrepid collided with a gravel truck and trailer at the intersection of Highway 13 and 47th Street in Wetaskiwin Tuesday morning.

Police say it appears the truck turned left across the path of the car. It appears the Chrysler’s driver tried to swerve away from the gravel truck but was unable to avoid the collision.

The damage to the car is described as “extreme.”

Emergency crews used the Jaws of Life to remove the two seniors from the car, but were unable to save either of them.

Both victims were from Nanaimo, B.C.

The driver of the gravel truck was not hurt, but was taken into EMS care because he was “extremely distraught.”

Wetaskiwin RCMP are now working with the Red Deer collision re-constructionist unit to determine what exactly happened.

Police say no charges have been laid and that alcohol, speed and weather were not factors in the crash.

Wetaskiwin in about 70 kilometres south of Edmonton.