A minivan carrying six members of a Michigan high school boys' golf team collided with another van on a rural road, killing the coach and a 17-year-old golfer, and a 27-year-old woman in the other vehicle.
Four other members of the Grayling High School golf team were in critical condition after Monday morning's crash in Kalkaska County's Excelsior Township, 25 miles east of Traverse City.
The condition of a fifth golfer was not immediately available. The names of the victims were not released.
"It was pretty horrific," Michigan State Police Sgt. Don Bailey said of the crash.
Bailey told The Associated Press he came upon the crash shortly after it occurred about 11:30 a.m. Monday in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula. He had to use a fire extinguisher to put out a fire in one of the vehicles.
"There were three ejections and those bodies were laying around," he said.
Excelsior Township is about 15 miles west of Grayling, which is in Crawford County.
The golf team was in a silver minivan and left Grayling for an invitational tournament in Traverse City. The minivan was northbound on Crawford Lake Road when it smashed into the side of a white minivan traveling east on County Road 612.