One person was killed and five others injured in a head-on collision on the Little Harbour Road, just outside New Glasgow, on Friday afternoon, police say.

One person has been airlifted to the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre in Halifax, and four others were taken to the Aberdeen Regional Hospital in New Glasgow.

An SUV and a half-ton truck were involved in the crash.

An accident reconstruction expert has been called to the scene as the RCMP try to determine what caused the crash.