Two drivers die in head-on crash

LEE COUNTY 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.

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