A motorcycle accident on Interstate 195 late Sunday afternoon has left two people dead.

Medical helicopter lands at I-195 accident near #16 in Jackson (Monmouth County Police, Fire & EMS)

Two unidentified people were killed when their motorcycle hit a guard rail on the eastbound side near #16 (Six Flags) around 4:45 p.m.according to the Asbury Park Press. The driver, a male, was pronounced dead at the scene; his female passenger was flown to Jersey Shore University Medical Center where she died.

The roadway was closed in the eastbound direction for several hours to allow for the medical helicopter to land and an investigation. Traffic was snarled on Route 537 through the area runs by Six Flags Great Adventure, which is holding their Fright Fest Halloween attraction and Jackson Premium Outlets.

State Police continue their investigation into the incident.