HALIFAX -- A fatal crash on Thursday has killed one person and left another fighting for their life in hospital.

The multi-vehicle accident happened just after 3:40 p.m. on Highway 103 near Italy Cross in Lunenburg County.

RCMP say the person with life-threatening injuries was transported via EHS Lifeflight to hospital.

A collision reconstructionist was called to the scene to gather evidence and the highway was closed between Exits 14 and 15.

The highway reopened at 11 p.m. according the Nova Scotia department of transportation.