RCMP say the collision took place at this curve in the highway, south of Melville. ((Google Streetview))

A man died Wednesday morning after the car he was in crashed, rolled and burst into flames on Highway 10, near Melville, Sask., RCMP say.

The man was in a Pontiac car and was attempting to pass a large truck.

According to police, the truck made a left-hand turn and the two vehicles collided.

Both rolled and the car caught fire.

The crash took place on a curved section of the highway, about three kilometres southwest of Melville.


Melville, Sask., is about 150 kilometres northeast of Regina. ((CBC))

Police said the 27-year-old driver of the car, whose name was not released, died on scene.

The driver of the truck was taken to hospital in Melville. Police said he was later transported to hospital in Regina for further treatment.

The crash took place around 8:30 a.m. CST. Melville is about 150 kilometres northeast of Regina.

A traffic detour was in place for most of the day Wednesday. Police said the crash was still under investigation.