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.

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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.