EAST BROOKFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Two people are dead after a two-car crash in East Brookfield Monday morning.

According to the Massachusetts State Police, Troopers were called to a two-car accident on Route 49 at Flagg Road. Two people have died and a third person was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

MAP: Route 49 & Flagg Road

An early investigation into the accident indicated that a 2021 Nissan Rogue driven by a 60-year-old Fitchburg man was traveling northbound and a 2018 Toyota Tacoma driven by a 71-year-old Leicester man was traveling southbound on Route 49. The Nissan Rogue crossed into the opposite side of traffic and hit the Toyota Tacoma. Both drivers died in the accident. The passenger of the Toyota, a 28-year-old man from Leicester, remains hospitalized with serious injuries.

State Police and the East Brookfield Police are investigating the accident. The road was closed for four hours as crews investigated the accident.