The accident happened on Epworth Road, about a half mile from Carmi. Sheriff's Deputies say the crash happened when a dump truck crossed into oncoming traffic, hitting a motorcycle, then a tree. The driver of the truck and both people on the motorcycle were killed.
The victims have been identified as Robert Leffingwell of Carmi, Michael Barton of Evansville, and D'Ella Ratley of Herron, IL.
Investigators say the accident was the result of a tire on the dump truck blowing out, causing it to cross into oncoming traffic.