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Two dead in crash

Two men died in this accident on Carolina Road Tuesday morning. The cause of the accident remains under investigation. (City of Suffolk Photo)

Two men died in this accident on Carolina Road Tuesday morning. The cause of the accident remains under investigation. (City of Suffolk Photo)

Two men are dead after a Tuesday morning crash on Carolina Road.

The victims have been identified as Dale Warren Saunders, 59, and Gail G. Ayers, 60, both of Corapeake, N.C., according to a city press release.

The head-on crash happened in the 5000 block just north of Deer Forest Road, according to the release. It was reported at 6:28 a.m.

The accident involved a Toyota Tacoma pick-up, driven by Saunders, and a Dodge Caliber SUV, driven by Ayers, according to the release. Both men were entrapped and had to be extricated by Suffolk Fire & Rescue and EMS personnel. One man died at the scene, and the other was airlifted by Nightingale to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, where he later died.

The roadway will be closed for several hours as the investigation continues and the vehicles are removed from the roadway. Motorists traveling southbound on Carolina Road are being diverted onto Deer Forest Road, and those traveling northbound are being diverted onto Adams Swamp Road.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation.