Sixty-year old man deceased following accident on Highway 6

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RCMP have provided an update on the accident on Highway 6 on Sunday morning.

According to RCMP, Highway 6 re-opened Sunday morning following an on-scene investigation by RCMP officers.

Initial investigation has determined a southbound truck and northbound transit van collided in the roadway. The driver of the van, a 60-year-old man from the Melfort Detachment area, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The 25-year-old driver for the truck from the Melfort Detachment area, was transported to hospital for treatment of injuries.

According to RCMP, officers responded to a two vehicle collision roughly 3 km north of Melfort on Highway 6 at 11:57 p.m. on June 22 at 11:57 p.m.

Police and emergency personnel were on scene. The highway was blocked and traffic was restricted for several hours. Motorists were asked to avoid to the area while police continue to investigate.

According to RCMP a collision reconstructionist continues to investigate.