Ontario Provincial Police say a female driver is dead and four other people are injured after a two-vehicle collision near Cookstown, Ont.

The OPP says that sometime around 4:05 p.m. on Sunday, a vehicle heading south on Line 9 in Essa Township collided with a vehicle containing six people that was heading east on 5th sideroad.

The female driver of the southbound vehicle has been pronounced dead.

One other person is seriously hurt and three people suffered minor injuries.

Police collision reconstruction investigators are at the scene.

The OPP says 5th Sideroad is closed between 8th and 10th Line, as well as 9th Line between Highway 89 and 10th Sideroad, to allow for an investigation.

An Ornge air ambulance was dispatched to the scene but did not transport any patients.