Police were on the scene of a fatal collision in Sturgeon County. 

Around 12:39 p.m. on Monday (Jan. 24), Morinville RCMP was called to a serious collision on Highway 44 between Township Road 570 and Township Road 571 involving a semi-tractor trailer and an SUV. 

One person was killed in the crash. The cause of the collision is being investigated; however, highways in the area were reported to be icy due to recent rainfall. 

Traffic in the area was diverted for several hours -- the collision scene has since cleared.