One construction worker is dead and another is dealing with life-threatening injuries following a collision on Highway 17 just west of Arnprior late Monday morning.
Just before noon yesterday, a west-bound SUV crossed the centre line in a construction zone just past Campbell Drive and struck two vehicles parked on the opposite shoulder, as well as, the two workers.
One of them was pronounced dead at the scene and the other was airlifted to hospital. The two people in the SUV were also injured.
The highway between Campbell Drive and Calabogie Road was closed in both directions for several hours.
No names have been released at this point and the investigation continues.