Two killed in accident on Highway 80

RUSSELL COUNTY, AL (WTVM)  - Two motorists are dead following a collision that occured during rush hour Friday morning.

The Russell County coroner says both drivers,  71-year-old Willie Watson and 23-year-old James Earl Lumpkin, Jr., died on the scene.

Their vehicles struck head-on on Highway 80 and Brooks Road in Russell County.  One of the cars caught fire from the corner-to-corner impact.

The cause of the accident is unknown at this time.

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