02/07/2013 12:13 EST | Updated 04/08/2013 05:12 EDT

Highway 881 Crash Leaves One Man Dead, Two Injured

CONKLIN, Alta. - One man has been killed and two others injured in a crash on Highway 881 in northern Alberta.

RCMP say they were called to the scene of a two-vehicle collision on Wednesday afternoon about 45 kilometres south of Conklin.

They say the 54-year-old driver of one vehicle died at the scene while the 39-year-old driver and 24-year-old passenger of the other vehicle were taken to hospital in critical condition.

Both were airlifted to Edmonton hospitals.

The highway was closed for several hours while police investigated.

They said highways in the area were covered in snow and ice, and people were warned to take caution while driving.

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