An 18-year-old driver was killed Sunday night when the car he was driving crashed with a semi-trailer truck near Benson, Sask.

Weyburn RCMP said Derrik Grant Seemann of Estevan was killed around 11:30 PM Sunday as a result of the accident on Highway 47 about 10 kilometres north of Benson.

After Seemann's northbound vehicle collided with the southbound tri-axle semi truck, the semi landed in the ditch, caught fire and was a total loss.

Seemann was thrown from his vehicle.

The 52 year-old male driver of the semi-trailer unit was released from Estevan hospital with minor injuries.

An investigation continues.

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