01/02/2013 05:47 EST | Updated 03/04/2013 05:12 EST

Four people killed in collision between car and truck in Quebec park

MONTREAL - Four people were killed on Wednesday in a collision between a car and a truck in the La Verendrye wildlife reserve north of Ottawa in the Abitibi-Temiscamingue region.

Quebec provincial police Sgt. Marc Tessier said the dead are two adults and two children who were travelling in the car.

"The driver of the truck was injured but we don't fear for his life," said Tessier.

The truck and car were travelling in opposite directions and police believe the car veered into the truck's lane just before the collision happened.

"It's too early to say what caused the accident," Tessier said, although he added icy road conditions may have been a factor.

The reserve is about 350 kilometres northwest of Montreal.