Mattawa OPP say the driver of a vehicle involved in a 2 vehicle collision yesterday on Highway 17 East near Mattawa was airlifted to hospital and is suffering from life threatening injuries.

That driver was travelling westbound when the collision occurred around 4:30.

The driver and passenger of the eastbound vehicle suffered minor injuries.

Police say the collision caused both vehicles to end up on the shoulder of the eastbound lane.

The highway was closed for several hours and has since re-opened.

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