Three youth were sent to hospital early Wednesday morning, two with serious injuries, and two were taken into police custody after the stolen vehicle they were in crashed near Riske Creek.
Staff Sgt. Del Byron said the RCMP received several reports of the incident at around 3:38 a.m. from truck drivers and a passing motorist who came upon the scene along Highway 20 near the Riske Creek rodeo grounds.
Five people aged 16, 17, 19, 19 and 25 were inside the vehicle when it left the road and rolled several times with some of the occupants being ejected from the vehicle.
Byron said those involved in the crash were transported to hospital at first by one of the passing motorists who loaded the injured into their pickup truck and transported them towards Williams Lake until they were met by police and ambulance on the highway.
The vehicle was towed to Williams Lake for further investigation by police.
The truck involved in the crash, a 1991 black Chevy pickup truck, was reported stolen from Moon Avenue in Williams Lake later that morning.
Byron said the matter is in the early stages of the investigation, however, it is suspected alcohol and speed were factors in the incident.