A crash between a van and a sport-utility vehicle in Lockport, Man., sent three people to hospital on Thursday night, with one person seriously injured.

Highway 9 and Highway 44, Manitoba

RCMP and emergency crews were called to Highway 9, at the junction with Highway 44, at around 5:30 p.m. CT.

It appears the northbound van collided head-on with the southbound SUV on Highway 9, RCMP said in a release.

A total of three people were taken to hospital.

Police say their injuries are unknown at this point, but a male youth was reported to have serious injuries.

The roads were slippery at the time of the crash, according to police.

Highway 9 was expected to stay closed until about 10 p.m.