A Saskatchewan driver and his passenger were airlifted to a Saskatoon hospital after a head-on collision on Highway 905.

Stony Rapids RCMP said the crash happened on Jan. 1 at 2 p.m. CST at the north entrance to Black Lake, Sask., which is more than 1,000 kilometres north of Saskatoon.

RCMP said the driver of a small car appears to have lost control before colliding with a half-ton truck.

The force of the impact separated the car in half, police said.

Nursing staff and a doctor arrived on the scene and determined the driver of the car was not regaining consciousness. The driver and his female passenger were flown to a Saskatoon hospital in critical condition on Friday.

The other occupants of the car were take to the Stony Rapids hospital.

The male driver of the truck received minor injuries and the female passenger of the truck suffered serious but non life-threatening injuries. She was airlifted to a Saskatoon hospital today.

Police said they believe alcohol was a factor in the collision, it is still under investigation.