Three people are in hospital, including a boy with serious injuries, after a crash near Lockport, said RCMP.

At least two vehicles collided on Highway 9, just south of Highway 44, around 5:30 Thursday evening, said officials.

Police said they believe a northbound van collided with a southbound SUV. Three people were rushed to hospital. Officials said one boy was seriously hurt, but could not provide further details.

Highway 9 was closed most of the evening as police investigated.