A 68-year-old Minneapolis-area man was killed Thursday morning and his wife was badly injured when the pickup truck he was driving crashed into a transport truck near Dryden.

Provincial police said the crash occurred on Highway 17 in Southworth Township around 10:45 a.m. when the westbound pickup lost control.

Police said Ramsey, Minn., resident Gary Vadnais died at the scene. A female passenger, 61-year-old Julie Vadnais, was airlifted to Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre with life-threatening injuries.