Two people were killed in a collision between a car and a transport truck on the Trans-Canada Highway near Salisbury on Monday.

The RCMP say an 81-year-old man and a 62-year-old woman from Sackville were pronounced dead at the scene.

The truck driver was treated and released.

The Mounties say the collision appears to be the result of road and weather conditions.

Cpl. Philippe Cyr says road conditions were slippery due to freezing rain: 

"Eastbound Highway 2 near Salisbury exit, lost control, hit a guardrail, spun into traffic, and a transport truck collided with them on a t-bone," said Cyr. "Both people pronounced dead at the scene."

The highway was closed for about three hours while first responders were on the scene and during an investigation by the RCMP's collision reconstructionist.

The names of those killed have not been released.