Two people died in a head-on crash that closed U.S. 62 in Anderson County for hours Wednesday.
Morgan Hellard, 23, of Lawrenceburg, and Vicki Fackson, 48, of Versailles, both died when their cars collided on U.S. 62 about 2 miles east of Lawrenceburg, said Dr. Mark Tussey, Anderson County coroner.
The women's cause of death was not released Wednesday night pending autopsy and toxicology results.
Police said one of the cars apparently went over the center line and hit the other. A third vehicle swerved to miss the crash and went off the road into some brush. The driver of that car was not seriously hurt, Tussey said.
The crash was reported about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, State Trooper Ron Turley said. Both lanes of U.S. 62 were shut down for hours while accident reconstruction specialists investigated.