LACOTA — Three people died Monday after the driver of a van slammed into the back of a car that was stopped at the intersection of Baseline Road and 60th Street, approximately eight miles east of South Haven.

Police units and ambulance responded to the triple fatality at noon, according to a news release from South Haven Area Emergency Services. When first responders arrived they found two women deceased in the car, and the driver of the van, who also was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Capt. Virg Franks of the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Department. The names of the crash victims have not been released yet, pending notification of family.