01/15/2014 10:36 EST | Updated 03/17/2014 05:59 EDT

Cattle Truck Crash Near Wetaskiwin; Road Conditions Considered Factor

WETASKIWIN, Alta. - A collision in central Alberta involving a van and a semi-trailer truck carrying cattle has left two people dead.

The crash happened Tuesday morning at an intersection on Highway 13 east of Wetaskiwin.

RCMP say both victims were in the van and that one of them died in hospital.

The driver of the semi was shaken up but not hurt.

Police say it appears poor road conditions were a key factor in the collision.

The names of the victims have not been released.