Three people died in a two-vehicle crash Monday night in the Lacon community, said a state trooper.

Thomas Shumate, 45, of Falkville was killed when the Lincoln MKX he was driving turned in front of a Honda CBR600 motorcycle, according to Corporal James Corbitt. The driver of the motorcycle, Dennis Ray Hayes, 38, and the passenger, Scarlett Hayes , 43, both of Cullman, were pronounced dead at the scene, Corbitt said in a release.

Shumate, who was wearing his seatbelt, was also pronounced dead at the scene, he said.

Troopers continue to investigate the crash, which occurred at 7:15 p.m. Monday on U.S. 31 one mile south of Falkville.

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