Two people are dead and another in life-threatening condition after a head-on crash in the Napanee area Thursday morning.

OPP said an elderly couple was driving eastbound on County Road 2 when a westbound vehicle crossed the centre line and hit them.

The passenger in the eastbound vehicle died at the scene, while the male driver died in hospital.

Police said the 79-year-old driver of the westbound vehicle suffered serious, life-threatening injuries.

County Road 2 had been closed to traffic, but has since re-opened.