Two teens were seriously injured after two vehicles collided on a road west of Airdrie, Alta., on Tuesday, according to a spokesperson for EMS.
Shortly after 5:30 p.m., the RCMP issued a news release saying emergency crews were called to the scene of a “serious motor vehicle collision at Big Hill Springs Road and Range Road 24.”
“RCMP are asking motorists to avoid the area,” police said. “Traffic cannot pass through at this time. An update will be sent when the scene is clear.”
Police said an RCMP collision reconstructionist was called to the scene to help with the investigation.
Shortly after 10 p.m., the RCMP said the collision scene had been cleared. Police said investigators believe the two vehicles involved collided head-on.
According to EMS, an 18-year-old woman was airlifted from the scene to Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary in life-threatening condition, while a 17-year-old girl was taken to the same hospital by ground ambulance in serious condition.
The RCMP said the two teens had been travelling in the same vehicle, and one of them was the driver.
Police said the driver of the other vehicle sustained minor injuries.