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.

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.