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2 dead after head-on crash in Benton County



Two people are dead after a head-on crash in Benton County Wednesday, state police reported.

Gary O’Neal, 84, was driving a 2004 Dodge south on Highway 549, according to state police. Around 8:04 p.m., the Dodge crossed the double yellow line and hit the concrete barrier. The vehicle then traveled down the barrier before colliding with a 2003 GMC, that was being driven by Jim Fultz, 56, head-on.

O’Neal and Fultz were later pronounced dead.

State police said it was raining when the crash happened.