Two people have died and two others were severely injured in two separate highway collisions in the Montreal region last night.

A woman in her sixties was killed and a man was injured in a head-on crash in Laval.

Police said one of the vehicles left its lane and collided with an oncoming car.

Earlier yesterday evening, a collision in St. Hyacinthe. left one woman dead and her passenger critically injured.

The driver of the other car suffered minor injuries.

Police said the road was icy at the time of the incident.