Police in Fife are appealing for witnesses following a double fatality on the A92 near Ladybank early on Wednesday morning.
A Police Scotland spokesman said the collison involving two vehicles occured around 5.50 a.m.
She said: “A Ford Focus was involved in a collision with a Hyundai i30 resulting in the two male occupants of the Focus sustaining fatal injuries. They were pronounced dead at the scene.”
The male driver of the Hyundai was taken to Ninewells Hospital for treatment after sustaining serious injuries.
Fire Service crews from Glenrothes, Lochgelly, Cupar, Auchtermuchty and Dunfermline also attended the incident and on arrival found two cars with three male casualties trapped.
Firefighters immediately got to work to stabilise one of the vehicles and used hydraulic cutting gear to remove the roof and safely free the trapped male casualty.
The casualty was passed into the care of the ambulance service and taken to Ninewells Hospital with serious injuries.
The police spokesman added: “Enquiries into the full circumstances surrounding this incident are ongoing and anyone who can assist with our investigation is asked to contact police immediately”.