BELL COUNTY, Texas (FOX 44) – UPDATE: Two people are dead and one person is injured after an early morning crash in Bell County.

The Nolanville Police Department says that at approximately 5:10 a.m. Friday, officers were dispatched to a major traffic accident on eastbound Interstate 14 – west of the Paddy Hamilton Road overpass. Two vehicles were discovered on the side of the road.

Officers found one man inside of a vehicle – identified as 38-year-old Matthew Odle, of Killeen. Odle was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Gregory Johnson.

The second vehicle was driven by a woman identified as 25-year-old Courtney Madison, who did not have a valid driver’s license. The front passenger, identified as Cardavious Taplin, sustained multiple injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Gregory Johnson. The third rear passenger, identified as Shandrea Taylor, of Killeen, was airlifted by Life Flight from the scene and is currently listed in critical condition.

Police say the eastbound I-14 lane was closed to traffic, and was reopened at approximately 8:40 a.m. Traffic was diverted from the Nolanville Main Street entrance ramp to the Paddy Hamilton Road exit ramp.

The cause of the accident is currently being investigated by the Nolanville Police Department, with assistance from the Texas Department of Public Safety.