FOLSOM, Calif. (KTXL) — Authorities said three people have died following a head-on collision along Folsom Lake Crossing late Tuesday afternoon.

Motorists in the area said traffic on the four-lane, double-yellow line roadway often goes faster than the 55 miles per hour speed limit, but investigators have not yet determined if speed contributed to the crash.

Police first began to receive calls about the crash, involving two sedans, just after 4 p.m. One of the vehicles reportedly crossed the yellow lines when the crash occurred.

“Officers responded to the scene and found major injuries. Unfortunately, two people, their injures were fatal,” said Folsom Police Lt. Chris Emery.

Paramedics took another person to the hospital, but they later died.

Traffic in the area was rerouted for hours as Folsom Lake Crossing Road was closed at East Natomas Street and Folsom Auburn Road for investigation.

“Mapping the collision scene and trying to determine what exactly occurred,” Emery said.

For now, many questions surrounding the crash remain unanswered. Traffic investigators are still determining whether drugs, alcohol or speed were a contributor.

“We ride Folsom Crossing frequently … We see cars traveling in what appears to be an excess of 50 mph,” said resident Kelly Martinez.

Police said over the years there have been many similar crashes on that roadway.

“There was just recently a very fatal accident. This is the second one in the last couple of months that occurred on that road. It’s not great to see,” said resident Mary Engquist.