Two Dead In Head-On Collision In North Carolina City

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Two men were killed and a woman was injured in a head-on collision in a North Carolina city, police said Monday.

Winston-Salem police said in a news release that a car driven by William Gentry Bates, 23, was traveling east on Hanes Mall Boulevard on Sunday evening when his car crossed the center median and collided head-on with a car driven by Michael Brent Sutton, 60. Both drivers were pronounced dead at the scene, the news release said.

Police said a passenger in the car driven by Bates was hospitalized with serious injuries.

Investigators haven't determined why Bates crossed the center line.

According to police, 23 people have been killed in traffic accidents in Winston-Salem in 2021, compared to 21 at the same time last year.