Police say six people are injured, two critically, after a three-vehicle crash near Tottenham.

According to officials, the collision happened around 6 p.m. on Highway 9 near Sideroad 10 in New Tecumseth

Five people are injured, with two of them suffering life-threatening injuries.

Two ORNGE air ambulances were dispatched to the scene.

OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt says three vehicles were involved. The driver and passenger of one vehicle were airlifted to a Toronto trauma centre in critical condition.

Four other occupants of a second vehicle were taken to local hospital with less serious injuries.

Occupants of a third car suffered no injuries.

A section of Highway 9 was closed to allow for cleanup and an investigation.