CALGARY -- One person is dead following a three vehicle collision early Tuesday morning on Highway 1 west of Revelstoke, B.C.

The collision took place around 5:40 a.m., when Revelstoke RCMP were called to the scene of a collision between two passenger vehicles and a commercial vehicle.

Evidence indicated that an eastbound Pontiac trying to pass a transport truck collided, head-on, with a westbound Honda, before sliding into the eastbound semi.

The 20-year-old male driver of the Pontiac was pronounced dead on scene. Two people in the Honda suffered non-life threatening injuries, and were transported to hospital.

The driver of the semi was not injured.

The crash closed Highway 1 early Tuesday morning between Big Eddy Rd and Highway 23 south, but it reopened at 9 a.m.