PHILADELPHIA, Tenn. (WATE) — Two people were killed Thursday in what is believed to be a single-vehicle crash, the Loudon County Sheriff’s Office said.

The fatal crash occurred on southbound I-75 near the Pond Gap Road exit to Philadelphia. The vehicle’s two occupants were pronounced dead at the scene.

Delays on southbound I-75 near the scene are expected for the next several hours as Loudon County Deputies, Tennessee Highway Patrol Troopers and other first responders remain in the area.

Seek alternate routes if possible. Use caution when driving past a scene where first responders may be outside of their vehicles.