Two people in critical condition among 4 injured in Highway 104 crash

Four people were injured, two critically, in a crash shortly after midnight Friday on Highway 104 in Aulds Cove near Port Hawkesbury, N.S.

Antigonish District RCMP said two people were thrown from the vehicle — a 19-year-old man from Pomquet, who was driving, and a 26-year-old man from Port Hawkesbury. Both were critically injured and airlifted by helicopter to hospital in Halifax.

A 19-year-old woman from Monastery and a 19-year-old woman from Central New Annan were also in the vehicle. One was treated at hospital and released; the other remains hospital in Antigonish with non-life threatening injuries.

Police said it's not clear whether the occupants were wearing seatbelts and it's too soon to say whether alcohol was a factor on the crash.

One lane of Highway 104 remained closed for several hours, reopening some time before 8 a.m. Friday morning.

The investigation into what happened continues.