UPDATE (December 24, 2017 11:59 a.m.):

The driver of the Dodge Ram that collided with a tree, killing two passengers, early Saturday morning has died. He is identified as Andre Demonte Dixon (39) of Alberge Lane in Middle River.

The Baltimore County Police Crash Investigation Team continues to investigate the contributing factors to this fatal crash.

Original Release (December 23, 2017 2:01 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police are investigating a fatal crash in Middle River early this morning  that left two dead and three others injured. 

Police responded to the crash at Eastern Avenue and Carroll Island Road just after 1 a.m. when  a 2010 Dodge Ram 1500 truck traveling westbound on Eastern Avenue approaching Carroll Island Road left the roadway, striking several trees.

The two rear passengers, identified as Michael Darnell Satchell Jr. (26) of Akin Circle in Middle River, and Michael Jackson Jr (15), also of Akin Circle, were pronounced deceased at the scene by Baltimore County Fire Department personnel.

The driver and two other passengers were transported to a local hospital, at least one of which remains in critical condition.

The cause of this crash remains under investigation  by the Baltimore County Police Department Crash Investigation Team.