An early morning crash on Louisiana Highway 109 between Vinton and Starks killed two and critically injured one.  It happened around 1:15am when a Buick Roadmaster ran off the road and hit a tree.

The driver, 34-year-old Donald Ray Richardson of Orange, TX, was pronounced dead on the scene by the Calcasieu Parish Coroner's Office.

40-year old Gregory Joseph Wilson of Starks, LA was a rear seat passenger and was critically injured when police found him.  He was taken to a hospital from the scene where he died a short time later.

A third passenger, 29-year-old Venroy Anthony Ogle of Brewster, WA was airlifted to a hospital in Beaumont, TX with critical injuries.

No one in the car was wearing a seat belt and toxicology samples were obtained as police continue their investigation of this fatal crash.