A woman is dead after the car she was riding in swerved into the path of a pickup truck on a grid road near Indian Head, and police say they believe alcohol is a factor in the crash. 

Investigators said shortly after 12:30 a.m. CST, the vehicles collided on a grid road between Lebret and Indian Head. 

Emergency responders determined the woman, 40, from the Fort Qu'Appelle area, was killed at the scene. 

She was a passenger in the car. Its driver was treated at the scene and taken to hospital as a precaution.

The driver of the pickup truck was released after treatment from paramedics for minor injuries. 

RCMP said they expect to lay charges based on the initial belief the crash is alcohol-related.