MIDWAY, N.C. (WGHP) — Two people are dead following a crash early Saturday morning, according to North Carolina State Highway Patrol.
At 3:45 a.m. on Saturday, troopers came to U.S. 52/Interstate 285 near the Midway exit at mile marker 97 after getting reports of a head-on collision in the area.
Investigators say that a Ford Ranger was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of the highway when the driver struck an Acura TL. Both vehicles caught on fire and both drivers died on the scene.
There we no passengers in either vehicle.
Troopers say they received several calls about a wrong-way driver from Forsyth County prior to the crash.
Black boxes for both vehicles were destroyed in the blaze, so the rates of speed may never be able to be determined.
Toxicology tests are being conducted to determine if impairment was a factor in the crash.
The names of both drivers are being withheld for the time being.