Route 51 was closed for a period of time, but has since reopened.

WHITEHALL BOROUGH (KDKA) — Four people have been taken to the hospital and one is in critical condition following a serious crash along Route 51.

The head-on crash occurred late Wednesday night along Route 51 near Baldwin High School.

Whitehall Borough Police Department has said that four people were taken to area hospitals via ambulance.

One of the vehicles involved came to a stop in a parking lot alongside the roadway.

(Photo Credit: KDKA Photojournalist Brian Smithmyer)

Much of the front of the SUV involved was crushed, especially near the driver’s side headlight.

Debris littered Route 51 between the two SUVs.

The second SUV came to a rest in the turning lane in the middle of the road.

Route 51 was closed for a period of time as investigators pieced together what happened, but the road has since reopened.

Stay with KDKA for more on this developing story.