47-year-old driver dead after collision with gravel truck on Millar Avenue: Saskatoon police

Saskatoon police were called to the scene of a two-vehicle collision on Millar Avenue and 71st Street E. shortly after 5 p.m. Friday. The driver of one of the vehicles was pronounced dead at hospital.  (Albert Couillard/CBC - image credit)
Saskatoon police were called to the scene of a two-vehicle collision on Millar Avenue and 71st Street E. shortly after 5 p.m. Friday. The driver of one of the vehicles was pronounced dead at hospital. (Albert Couillard/CBC - image credit)

A 47-year-old man is dead after a two-vehicle collision in Saskatoon Friday evening, police say.

Officers were called to Millar Avenue and 71st Street E., at the city's north end, around 5:20 p.m. with a report of the crash.

Police said a half-ton truck that had been travelling north on Millar Avenue collided with a gravel truck that was headed  east on 71st Street.

The driver of the half-ton truck, a 47-year-old man, was taken to hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, police said in a news release Saturday morning.

His family has been notified of his death.

There were traffic restrictions in the area following the crash, which have since been lifted, police said.

The Saskatoon Police Service's collision analyst unit is continuing to investigate the collision.