A single motor vehicle collision has claimed the life one person and sent the another to hospital.

The incident occurred just after 5:30 a.m. Friday on Highway 671, 12km north of Highway 17A.

Northwest EMS transported both the driver and passenger of the vehicle to the Lake of the Woods District Hospital where the driver was pronounced deceased.

The passenger is reported to have suffered minor injuries.

Officers with the Traffic Incident Management and Enforcement Team and Re-constructionists are involved in the investigation which remains ongoing.

The area is restricted to one lane only as a result of the investigation.