A 20-year-old man was airlifted to a Hamilton hospital with life-threatening injuries after a crash on Sawmill Road between Conestogo and St. Jacobs.

Waterloo Regional Police were called to the crash around 6:20 a.m. Friday.

“The motor vehicle appears to have lost control and entered the south ditch, coming to rest against a hydro pole,” said acting Sgt. Shawn Keller.

The driver of the car, the only occupant of the vehicle, was unconscious when firefighters made contact and needed to be extricated from the vehicle.

The 20-year-old Conestogo man was rushed to hospital by ambulance, and then airlifted to a hospital in Hamilton in critical condition.

“If there’s any witnesses that were in the area at the time, we would like them to contact us,” said Keller.

Police closed Sawmill Road for several hours to investigate the crash.