HOUSTON Two men are dead and another is in serious condition after a two-vehicle accident early Sunday in south Houston, police said.

According to the Houston Police Department, a car was hit in the side by a truck when it was turning onto Almeda Genoa from Martin Luther King Boulevard at 2:45 a.m.

The truck slammed in to the side of the car sending it into a ditch, while the truck rolled and flipped over into a ditch, police said. Then the truck bursts into flames trapping the two male occupants inside.

Both men died inside the pickup, police said. The driver of the car was taken to Ben Taub Hospital in serious condition.

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