Two people were killed and one person badly injured in a head-on crash in East Brookfield, Massachusetts, on Monday afternoon, state police said.
State police said the two car collision occurred around 12:30 p.m. on Route 49 at Flagg Road.
Preliminary investigation showed that a 2021 Nissan Rogue driven by 60-year-old Jesus Acevedo, of Fitchburg, was headed north and a 2018 Toyota Tacoma driven by Daniel Wilmore, 71, of Leicester, was going south on Route 49. As the vehicles converged in the area of Flagg Road, the Nissan crossed into the southbound lane and struck the Toyota.
Both drivers died of injuries sustained in the crash. A 28-year-old man from Leicester who was a passenger in the Toyota suffered serious injuries and was taken to an area hospital by ambulance.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation, state police said.
All travel lanes were closed, with detours in place, for about four hours, but have since reopened.