RCMP Manitoba says alcohol is a contributing factor to an early-morning crash that sent two officers to the hospital.

On Sunday morning at 5:30 a.m. on Paupanekis Point Road, Norway House RCMP was called to the site of a crash. Police discovered that First Nation Safety officers were involved. 

They say a car was travelling southbound when it crossed into the oncoming lane of traffic, colliding with the northbound First Nation Safety Officer pickup truck. The truck was able to steer onto the shoulder but could not avoid the crash.

All four of the car's occupants and the two safety officers were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and later released.

RCMP Manitoba says the roads were not icy at the time, but the driver of the car was impaired and could have been a contributing factor to the crash. They say due to the driver's injuries at the crash they could not do a breath test but a blood demand was done at the hospital.

RCMP Manitoba is continuing to investigate.