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Updated: Sat, 22 Dec 2012 14:05:09 GMT | By CBC News,

Man killed in head-on crash on Hwy 10

Man killed in head-on crash on Hwy 10

The RCMP say alcohol is considered to be a factor in a fatal head-on crash on Highway 10 Friday night.

It happened about 15 kilometres north of The Pas at about 3:45 p.m.

Police said a 44-year-old man, form Opaskwayak Cree Nation, was driving a pick-up truck southbound on Highway 10 when he drifted into oncoming traffic.

He collided head-on with a northbound traveling pick-up truck.

Both trucks were found in the east ditch and both drivers had to be extricated from inside.

The male driver of the northbound travelling truck was found dead at the scene, police said. His name has not been released.

The 44-year-old driver was taken to The Pas Heath Centre in stable condition.

Police continue to investigate.

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