Two people are dead after an early morning traffic collision near Axtell.

Our partners at News Channel 10 and the Department of Public Safety report that the crash occurred around 3:00 AM at the intersection of SH 31 and FM 2311.

Investigator say an SUV ran a stop sign and hit a Hyundai sedan. That sent the sedan flipping several times, which resulted in the deaths of two people inside.

A passenger in the SUV was airlifted to a Waco hospital with serious injuries. The driver was taken to the same hospital for "a possible injury".

Let's review.

The driver of the SUV flew through a stop sign, and now two people in another vehicle are dead and the SUV driver's passenger is seriously injured.

The lesson?

Take the time to stop and look, because nothing is so worth rushing to that a couple of people's lives can just be thrown away.

Be careful out there, Central Texas.