Around 4:25 Sunday afteroon, Maidstone RCMP responded to multiple 911 calls about a serious accident on Highway 17 about 5 kms. north of Lloydminster. A pick-up truck and a mini-van had collided head-on in the shoulder of the north-bound lane. The 34 year old female driver of the mini-van was dead at the scene. An 11 year old girl who was a passenger in the van was taken to hospital for observation and released. The 81 year old driver of the truck was taken to hospital with undetermined injuries. All were from the Lloydminster area. The investigation into the collision is ongoing. The highway was closed for several hours but re-opened at about 10:30 last night.