Two people are dead and a third person is hurt after a crash between an SUV and a box truck on Holton Road (M-120) in Muskegon County. The crash happened just before noon Monday near Rich Road in Dalton Township.

The preliminary investigation of the crash has found that the SUV was traveling south on Holton Rd. and it crossed the centerline, hitting the northbound box truck.

Two of the people in the SUV were ejected from the car and pronounced dead at the scene. A third passenger in the SUV was transported to Hackley Hospital and is in critical condition.

The driver of the box truck declined medical attention and is cooperating with investigators.

The Muskegon County Sheriff's department says all three victims were in the SUV and are believed to be from the Muskegon area.

Sheriff's deputies are in the process of notifying family members and are not releasing the names of the man and woman who died.

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