NEWS
12/11/2017 04:39 EST | Updated 12/11/2017 04:40 EST

2 men dead after minivan and passenger bus collide north of Fort McMurray

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. — Two people were killed when a minivan and a bus collided in northeastern Alberta.

RCMP say the collision happened Sunday around 5 p.m. about 20 kilometres north of Fort McMurray.

Police say the minivan was south on Highway 63 from the Noralta Lodge exit, when it rear-ended a Diversified passenger coach at the top of Super Test Hill.

Both men in the minivan — a 36-year-old driver and as yet unidentified passenger -- died in the crash.

Mounties say the driver and 11 passengers of the Diversified bus have not reported any injuries.

Police say weather and alcohol appear to be factors in the collision.