A man in his forties was killed last night in a collision between a passenger vehicle and a snow ploughing vehicle on Reykjanesbraut (Route 41) in Southwest Iceland, RÚV reports. Police were notified of the accident at 9.22pm. The vehicles were driving in opposite directions when they collided by the Straumsvík aluminium smelter just outside of Hafnarfjörður.
The man who was killed in the crash was driving the passenger vehicle. Authorities have not yet released his name. The Capital Area Police and the Icelandic Transport Authority are investigating the accident. Heavy snow and strong winds made for poor visibility in Southwest Iceland yesterday. A section of Route 41 was closed due to the weather.