The crash scene at Hwy 11-17 and Mapleward Road was closed until 7:30 p.m., OPP said. (Doug Golding)

Ontario Provincial Police have released the identity of a man who died after his minivan collided with a pick-up truck Wednesday outside Thunder Bay.

James Gray, 72, was taken to hospital following the crash, and succumbed to his injuries.

The accident happened around 2:25 p.m., when a minivan going north on Mapleward Road collided with a truck that was proceeding west on Highway 11-17.

The other driver was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The intersection was closed until 7:30 p.m. while OPP Technical Traffic Collision Investigators investigated the collision.

Police are asking witnesses to come forward with any information they may have.