One person is dead and two others are in hospital after a serious crash on Highway 3 in Kingsville.

The collision happened around 4 p.m. Wednesday just west of  County Road 31.

Police say an eastbound Saturn hit the shoulder, overcorrected and struck a westbound Pontiac.

The passenger in the Saturn was killed in the crash.

The driver in each vehicle suffered serious injuries. There were no other passengers.

Essex County OPP have closed Highway 3 from County Road 31 to County Road 34 as they investigate.