**UPDATED** RCMP say two killed, three injured following head-on crash near Bathurst

**Updated at 2 p.m. on February 28th, 2018**

RCMP say two people are dead following a head-on collision on Highway 11 in Bathurst on Wednesday.  

The Northeast District RCMP Bathurst Detachment responded to a report of the crash between two pickup trucks shortly after 7:30 a.m.  

Police say a 31-year-old Point-Verte man, who was driving the southbound truck, and a 47-year-old Grande-Anse woman, who was the passenger in the northbound truck, died at the scene.  

Two passengers in the southbound truck and the driver of the northbound vehicle were taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 

Police say a contributing factor may have been the slippery roads. 

The highway was closed for several hours while emergency crews attended the scene, but it has since reopened. 

The investigation is continuing.