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

Magen David Adom 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 on the road between Kisra and Samoa, crashed into a tree and slid into a ditch.

Police were investigating the cause of the accident and whether the driver was speeding on the narrow road.

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