Two 18-year-old youths were killed and a third was severely injured in a car accident Friday night in the Ma'alot Tarshiha region in the North.

MDA paramedics evacuated the injured youth to Haifa's Rambam Medical Center by helicopter.

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An initial investigation found that the driver lost control of the car, crashed into a tree and slid into a ditch. Police were investigating the cause of the accident.