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KEMP, Texas — Officials are continuing to investigate an overnight traffic accident on US-175 in Kemp that resulted in two fatalities and closed the westbound lanes of traffic early Sunday morning.

Texas Department of Public Safety and the Kemp Police Department are investigating a 3 car accident just before 2:00 a.m. this morning on US-175 in Kemp.

The highway was closed for more than an hour as first responders worked to clear the scene and divert traffic. 

According to authorities, two people from two different vehicles were were fatally killed. They were transported to the Dallas County medical examiner's office by order of Justice of the Peace Pct.3 Judge Rhitt Jackson

A cause of the wreck is still unknown, and the identification of those who perished has not been released as of press time.

US-175 has since reopened. This is a developing story.