SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) _ A Macedonian official and two members of his family died Saturday when their car collided head-on with a vehicle driven by NATO peacekeepers.

Officials with the peace force confirmed the report by Macedonian state radio, which said Radovan Stojkovski, a minister without portfolio, his wife, Rumena, and daughter Despina died in the accident on a main highway some 20 miles southeast of the Macedonian capital, Skopje.

Their car reportedly crashed against a vehicle belonging to the Kosovo Protection Force, the NATO-led peacekeepers deployed in neighboring Kosovo province but with a logistics base in Macedonia.

The KFOR Toyota van, heading to Skopje, entered the wrong highway lane and hit Stojkovski's car, which was driving in the other direction, the report said.

Lt. Collin Stone, a spokesman for the peacekeepers, said the two Norwegian officers in the other car were injured, one seriously. He did not identify the two.

Stojkovski's son, Stojan, and their driver, Vojislav Pavlov, also were injured, the news report said.