Three killed in car accident in Athens Township

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A car accident left three people dead in Athens Township in the early morning hours on Tuesday.

The accident occurred just before 2:39 a.m. on Riverside Drive in Athens Township.

According to Athens Township Police, the preliminary investigation revealed that the vehicle was traveling south on Riverside Drive at a high rate of speed when it lost control and left the roadway. It would strike another vehicle, which was parked just off of the roadway.

All three occupants of the vehicle were killed in the accident.

Athens Township Police have not yet released the names of the victims. The investigation into this incident is ongoing.

The Athens Township Fire Department, Litchfield Fire Department and Greater Valley EMS and Rescue also responded to the scene.