A 38-year-old B.C. driver is dead after he collided with a moose, RCMP said Sunday.

The Vanderhoof man was driving west on Highway 16 near Prince George on Saturday night when he hit the animal.

He was the only occupant of the car and suffered severe head and chest trauma. Emergency responders took him to the University of Northern British Columbia Hospital in critical condition. He died Sunday afternoon.

Alcohol is being considered a factor in the crash, said Const. Madonna Saunderson of the Prince George Regional Traffic Services.

She added man’s name is not being released.

Police are reminding the public to beware of wildlife on the road as large animals like moose can be deadly if struck.