HOOD COUNTY, Texas -- Two people died in a head on collision west of Tolar on U.S. 377 Monday night.

The Texas Department of Public Safety says 59-year-old Carylane Bogan from Granbury and 36-year-old Robert Earl Buttrey, Jr. from Stephenville were killed in the accident.

DPS says Bogan's car crossed the center lane and hit Buttrey's vehicle head-on. Both were killed at the scene.

The accident closed the highway in both directions just before 6 p.m. with detours in place at Tolar and Bluffdale.

The highway is expected to reopen Monday evening.

DPS confirms that a third motorist was involved but did not contribute to the accident.

Circumstances are still under investigation.