A busy rural intersection was the scene of a serious two-vehicle collision Sunday.

The crash, which happened at around three in the afternoon, sent five people to hospital when a minivan and a car collided on Highways 2 and 540 about 10 kilometres south of the High River overpass.

Two people in the car were taken to hospital.

A man in his 20's was transported by STARS to hospital in Calgary in critical condition while and a woman, also in her 20's, was sent to hospital by ground ambulance in stable condition. 

A man in his 40's in the minivan along with a woman in her 30's and a young child were  transported to hospital in stable condition.