PETAWAWA, Ont. -- One person has died in a two-vehicle collision northwest of Petawawa.

Provincial police say a westbound car on Highway 17 struck an eastbound tractor-trailer near Driftwood Provincial Park on Friday morning.

The driver of the car was pronounced dead at the scene.

Highway 17 is closed in the area, and motorists are asked to avoid the scene.

Because it is a remote area, police say no other roads are available for detours.