A 79-year-old man died in a crash Wednesday afternoon when the SUV he was driving collided head-on with a tractor-trailer in Pictou County.

RCMP, paramedics and firefighters were called around 4:20 p.m. to the crash scene in Ponds, which is on the Northumberland Strait coast.

The man who died is from the Thorburn area, police said. The driver of the tractor-trailer was not hurt.

An RCMP collision analyst will be helping with the investigation.