A two car crash in Mapleton Township has sent five people to hospital.

Wellington OPP, along with Mapleton Fire and Rescue and the Town of Minto Fire Department were called to Wellington Road 9 and Wellington Road 8 around 5:50 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

A 2008 grey Hyundai Sonata was travelling southbound on Wellington Road 9 when it slammed into an eastbound 2014 Dodge Caravan on Wellington Road 8.

The driver of the Hyundai and three passengers were taken to hospital.

One of the passengers had to be airlifted to a Hamilton hospital with life threatening injuries.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.