An 81-year-old Eriksdale man has died after the SUV he was driving collided with a pickup truck on Highway 6 in the RM of Woodlands.

On August 20, 2019, at approximately 4:50pm, Stonewall RCMP received a report of a two-vehicle collision on Highway 6 near Road 79 N, located approximately five kilometres southeast of Woodlands in the RM of Woodlands.

Police investigation determined that an SUV, being driven by an 81-year-old male from Eriksdale, was heading north on Highway 6 when it attempted to overtake another vehicle. The SUV pulled into the oncoming lane of traffic and collided with a southbound pickup truck, being driven by a 52-year-old male from Norway house.

RCMP report that the 81-year-old driver, who was wearing a seatbelt, was pronounced deceased on scene. The 52-year-old driver, who was also wearing his seatbelt, was transported to hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

Stonewall RCMP, along with a Forensic Collision Reconstructionist, were involved in the investigation.