The driver of a small car is dead after a fiery collision just before 6 p.m. Thursday night west of Revelstoke.

The car and a commercial tractor trailer crashed and both burst into flames on the Trans Canada Highway, and both were totally engulfed.

Police say the impact was so severe they believe the driver of the car died immediately.

They say there was fog in the area at the time of the collision but haven't determined if it was a factor.