Ontario Provincial Police have identified the victims in Friday’s crash on Highway 17 in the Upper Ottawa Valley as 23-year-old Meghna Atwal of Kanata and 18-year-old William Eddy-Duma of St. Joseph Township.

The crash happened on Hwy. 17 just east of Chalk River around 8:30 a.m. Friday.

Police say the vehicle Atwal was driving collided with an eastbound transport truck.  Atwal and Eddy-Duma, a passenger in the vehicle, were pronounced dead at the scene.

Three other passengers in the vehicle were taken to hospital, one had serious injuries.

The driver of the transport truck was not injured and did not have any passengers.

The highway was shut down for several hours as police investigated.