Two people are in hospital with life-threatening injuries after a vehicle crash early Saturday morning.

Police say a Nissan Altima with two occupants was travelling westbound on 16 Avenue near Ninth Street N.W. around 1:30 a.m. MT.

The vehicle mounted the middle concrete median and hit a light post.

Both people were taken to hospital by emergency crews but there is no update on their conditions.

Police say alcohol does not appear to have been a factor but drugs and speed might have contributed to the crash.