A truck and car collided on Route 65 near Umm al-Fahm Tuesday morning, killing one passenger and seriously injuring a second.

Emergency response teams arrived at the scene and extricated the passengers from the vehicle.

Paramedics declared one person dead at the scene, and treated the second before evacuating him to Hillel Yafe Medical Center in Hadera.

Police have opened an investigation into the cause of the accident.