UPDATE: St. Martin Parish Schools Superintendent Lottie Beebe tells our news partners at KATC two of the dead are students from St. Martinville High School. And one of the people in critical condition is a sophomore.

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Three people are now dead following a two-vehicle crash on Highway 96 near Park Road 7 in St. Martin Parish.

La. State Police spokesman Master Trooper Brooks David says three other people are in critical condition as well.

He says the crash has caused the area to be closed at this time.

We’ll provide updates as they become available.