POSEY COUNTY, Ind. (WEHT) – Eyewitness News crews were in Posey County Tuesday night after a car crash left two dead along West Franklin Road.

The road was shut down to traffic as crews tended the scene. Posey County Sheriff Tom Latham tells us two people died on scene and one was taken to the hospital with unknown injuries. The two that passed away were identified Wednesday afternoon.

Sheriff Latham tells us that a car carrying three people was going north on West Franklin Road when it took a curve too quickly and ran off the road into a tree.

Officials say one person ejected from the car died and the other person ejected was transported to the hospital. An individual trapped in the car passed away on the scene.

The Posey County Sheriff’s Office says there is an active investigation into the accident and have called in the Indiana State Police to help reconstruct the scene.

Eyewitness News is on the scene and is working to get more information.