Man, 70, killed in collision with semi-trailer on Trans-Canada Highway

A man is dead after a sedan he was driving collided with a semi-trailer.

Accident happened early Saturday on the Trans-Canada near access road to Morse, Sask.

RCMP say the accident happened on Saturday after 12:30 a.m. (Bruce Tilley/CBC)

A 70-year-old man from Dauphin, Man., is dead after a sedan collided with a semi-trailer on the Trans-Canada Highway.

According to an RCMP news release issued Saturday, officers in Morse, Sask., responded to a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of the Trans-Canada and the Morse access road around 12:30 a.m.

RCMP said the 70-year-old driver of the sedan, who was alone in the vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the semi and a passenger were not injured. 

The stretch of road where the accident occurred has since been reopened.

RCMP in Morse said they were helped by the department of highways, as well as volunteer fire departments in Morse and Herbert.

The investigation is ongoing. An RCMP traffic reconstructionist and the office of the provincial coroner are now involved.

Morse is approximately 175 kilometres west of Regina.