GASTON COUNTY, N.C. -- Four people are hospitalized following a two-car crash in Gaston County near the York County, South Carolina-line on Tuesday afternoon.
Gaston County EMS tells NBC Charlotte a white Volkswagen collided head-on with a white pickup truck as the car attempted to pass another vehicle in the 5900 block of Union Road, or Highway 274.
The Volkswagen's three occupants, all students of Forestview High School, and the driver of the truck were all taken by ground to Gaston Memorial Hospital.
Authorities say the front-seat passenger of the Volkswagen, a young female, will be flown to CMC Main for treatment of injuries they described as life threatening.
The young male driver of the Volkswagen has injuries described as serious.
Conditions on the male rear-passenger of the Volkswagen and the driver of the pickup are not yet known.
Highway 274/Union Road was closed in both directions near Wilson Farm Road, or SR 2428, while crews worked to clear the scene.
Gaston County School officials say on Tuesday, students made cards and banners for the three injured students, and stated school officials visited the hospital and have been in contact with the families.