Authorities say speed and aggressive driving were factors in a fiery three-vehicle crash that shut down Tippecanoe Road between Canfield Road and Sheilds Road early Wednesday.

The crash involving three vehicles happened just after 6:30 a.m. Wednesday between McCarty and Sunnybrook Drives.

Troopers believe the head-on crash occurred as one of the cars began traveling faster as a second car tried to pass.  

Initially, it was reported that one car was on fire. However, there were concerns that the flames may spread to another vehicle and the nearby wooded area.

One person is dead. Two adults and one child were taken to Mercy Hospital with injuries that troopers say are not life-threatening.

The names of the victims have not yet been released.

The accident happened at nearly the same location as a crash this past May where two people died.

Authorities say Tippecanoe will be shut down until late morning.