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Two people were killed and three were injured in a Livingston Parish traffic crash, state police said. 

The crash took place around 4 p.m. Thursday on LA Hwy 1019 in Watson, according to state police spokesperson Trooper Taylor Scrantz.

Morgan Watson, 31, was driving with three passengers on the highway in a 2007 Pontiac G6. Patrick Bourgeois, 32, was Watson's front seat passenger. Both are from Denham Springs. 

A 1996 Dodge Ram was also traveling southbound on the highway when, for unknown reasons, Watson crossed the centerline, Scrantz said. The Pontiac struck the Dodge head-on.

Both Watson and Bourgeois were unrestrained and pronounced dead at the scene, Scrantz said. Watson's two other passengers, who were both restrained and suffered moderate injuries, were taken to a hospital for treatment. Justin Cox with Acadian Ambulance said at least one of the hospitalized passengers was a juvenile. 

The driver of the Dodge, who was properly restrained, was also taken to the hospital after suffering moderate injuries.

Scrantz said toxicology samples were taken from both drivers for analysis.