Midale, sk

Two people are dead and a third is in hospital with serious injuries following a head on crash Thursday on Highway 39 near Midale, Sask., RCMP say.

The crash was reported around 2:40 p.m. CST and involved two pick up trucks.

According to RCMP, after the crash one of the trucks caught fire.

The person in that truck, a man, was rescued and taken to hospital in Regina using the STARS air ambulance helicopter. RCMP said he had serious injuries.

The two people in the other truck, both females, died in the crash.

No names were released.

The highway was closed for a time, but has since reopened. The crash is under investigation.