Two drivers die in head-on crash

October 7, 2008 3:35:18 PM PDT
According to authorities two people dead following a crash involving two vehicles. The accident happened on Highway 87 South near Thunder Cycles around 8:30 p.m. Monday night.

Troopers say 32-year-old Michael Reel of Fayetteville crossed the center line into oncoming traffic. He collided with a car driven by 57-year-old Paul Gilmore of Sanford.

The drivers were both pinned in their vehicles. One vehicle reportedly caught on fire.

Authorities had to shut down the five-lane highway in both directions while they cleared the scene. Highway Patrol is investigating the incident.