A semi-trailer driver from Alberta has been charged after a fatal collision in North Battleford, Sask.

The 64-year-old driver, from Barrhead, Alta., appeared in court Wednesday morning charged with impaired operation of a vehicle causing death and dangerous operation of a vehicle causing death.

He was remanded in custody until his next court appearance on Feb. 25.

On Tuesday, at around 4:40 p.m. CST, a semi-trailer travelling west lost control near the Western Development Museum on the southeastern end of the Saskatchewan community.

The semi passed through a light-controlled intersection before swerving and passing through a guardrail. The semi crossed through the ditch separating the lanes of Highway 16 and entered into the eastbound lane.

RCMP said the semi hit an SUV and both vehicles ended up on the edge of the CN Rail tracks after crossing the eastbound lanes.

The man driving the SUV died at the scene.

North Battleford is about 130 kilometres northwest of Saskatoon.