Prince Rupert RCMP suspect alcohol may have been a factor in a two-vehicle crash along Highway 16 Sunday afternoon.
Sergeant Dave Uppal says police and emergency crews were called to a location near the Butze Rapids turnoff at about 2:15.
The 19-year-old woman was transported to hospital for treatment.
Uppal says there were four occupants in one vehicle and three passengers in the other, but the rest of the people were released at the scene without injury
Highway 16 was closed for hours while police investigated.
Uppal says while spring temperatures are here, the Prince Rupert RCMP is recommending safe driving habits.