Two drivers have died after a head-on crash in Jackson County.
According to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, the crash happened on US-74 near West Piney Mountain Road shortly after 3:00pm.
Troopers said a pickup truck was headed westbound on US-74, crossed the center line, and collided head-on with a van.
Both drivers – 62-year-old Clayton Franks of Sylva and 36-year-old Jose Martinez of Whittier – died at the scene of the crash.
There were no passengers in either vehicle.