NANAIMO, B.C. - A head-on crash in Nanaimo. B.C., has killed a teenager and sent a 35-year-old man to hospital with critical head injuries.

RCMP in the Vancouver Island city say the collision happened at around 10:30 Monday night.

A southbound Suzuki Sidekick crossed into the northbound lanes of the Nanaimo Parkway, slamming into an oncoming Mazda RX8.

The 19-year-old Nanaimo man driving the Mazda died at the scene.

The Nanoose Bay resident at the wheel of the Suzuki has been airlifted to hospital in Victoria.

A cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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