Two people are dead after their car collided with a tractor-trailer southeast of Pembroke Monday morning, Ontario Provincial Policen say.

Upper Ottawa Valley OPP said a man and a woman were driving their out-of-province passenger car down Highway 17 east of Poff Road when they collided head-on with a tractor-trailer.

Both people inside the car were pronounced dead at the scene while the truck driver was taken to hospital and released.

Highway 17 is closed while investigators work. Detours were in place at Turcotte Toad and Mountain View Road.

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