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The force of the impact sheered the box off the blue GMC pickup truck. (Courtesy: RCMP)

Four people were taken to hospital following a crash involving two pickup trucks near Holbein, Sask., RCMP say.

According to RCMP, the crash happened late in the afternoon Monday at the intersection of Highway 3 (also known as Highway 55 on that particular stretch of road) and Highway 693.

Police believe a Dodge truck that was going east on the highway crashed into a GMC truck that was crossing the intersection. The GMC was hit on the passenger side. The force of the impact tore the truck bed from the cab of the GMC.

The male driver of the GMC and a female passenger were taken to hospital in Prince Albert. Two people in the Dodge truck, both males, were also taken to the hospital.

Parkland Ambulance reported that the four injured people — a 16-year-old female and a 19-year-old male in the GMC truck as well as a 53-year-old male and a 61-year-old male in the Dodge truck — were transported in good and stable condition for further care.

The crash is under investigation and RCMP said motorists in the area may encounter delays while a collision analysis is done.

Holbein is about 32 kilometres west of Prince Albert.