A fatal car accident happened on Highway 501 southbound at Hallie Martin Road at 12:53 pm Sunday afternoon. The collision involved a 2011 Plymouth which was traveling on Hallie Martin Road and entered Highway 501. It was struck by a 1978 Jeep traveling south on Highway 501. The driver of the Plymouth was wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident, however both drivers were pronounced dead at the scene.
The two passengers in the Jeep were transported to the hospital and are still in serious condition. Highway 501 northbound was closed and southbound traffic was diverted while officials cleared the scene. The two victims were identified as Jason Christopher West and Gabriel S. Johnson.
The highway patrol is continuing to investigate the accident.
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