MORTONS GAP, Ky. — Kentucky State Police say two drivers are dead in a head-on collision on Interstate 69.

State Police say in a news release that the accident occurred Saturday in Hopkins County.

The statement says 80-year-old Maynard W. Pemberton of Cedar Lake, Indiana, was driving northbound in a southbound construction area that was restricted to one lane. Pemberton’s minivan hit a southbound car driven by 40-year-old Sonja L. Adams of Nortonville.

Both victims were pronounced dead at the scene. State Police are investigating the collision.