Two die after vehicle bursts into flames near S.R. 183

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UPDATE: The 2019 Nissan Altima was driven by Jonathan Walter, 28, of Alliance, Ohio. The 2015 Ford Fusion was operated by Kera Lemasters-Leskovec, 32, of Atwater, Ohio.

Two drivers have died following a head-on collision Tuesday morning in Lexington Township.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol said the accident occurred near the intersection of State Route 183 and Price Street NE.

The crash occurred when a 2019 Nissan Altima traveled left of center striking a 2015 Ford Fusion. The head-on collision resulted in the Nissan catching fire and becoming engulfed in flames

Both of the drivers died due to injuries sustained in the car accident. The investigation is on going as officials continue to locate proper identification for the deceased.

Lexington Township and Atwater Fire Departments along with The Oho Department of Transportation assisted with the crash investigation.