18-year-old dead after semi-trailer crash near Melfort

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A teenager is dead after a pickup truck collided with a semi-trailer on a rural road near Melfort Tuesday afternoon.

At around 2:40 p.m. CST, RCMP were called to a crash at a grid road intersection at Trail 44 and Melinda Road.

The 18-year-old driver of the pickup truck was taken to hospital and pronounced dead.

The 38-year-old driver of the semi-trailer truck was taken to hospital as a precaution.

The intersection was blocked off for hours as police investigated.

RCMP collision reconstruction units are still investigating.