FREMONT -- Two drivers were killed and a teen passenger was hurt in a wrong-way crash Monday evening.

Authorities say the accident happened around 7:23 p.m. on the U.S. 6 bypass around Fremont in Sandusky County.

61-year-old Charles Starks was driving a 2013 Kia Optima eastbound in the westbound lanes when he collided head-on with a 2007 Dodge Dakota pickup truck driven by 57-year-old Evelyn Hunt.

Both drivers, from Fremont, were pronounced dead at the scene.

According to investigators, Starks was not wearing his seat belt at the time.

A 15-year-old boy inside the pickup truck sustained serious injuries. He was taken to Fremont Memorial Hospital for treatment.

The Fremont Highway Patrol dispatch and Sandusky County Sheriff's office began receiving calls of the wrong-way driver on the U.S. 6 bypass near state Route 19 at 7:22 p.m. As officers responded to the area, they came upon the crash.

The westbound lanes of the U.S. 6 bypass were closed for more than three hours as a result of the accident.

Authorities are still investigating, but say alcohol may have played a role.

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