The Ohio State Patrol is investigating a double fatal accident in Mt. Orab on Friday.
The accident involving two cars happened on east State Route 32 near the exit to US 68 just after 5 p.m.
The crash happened when a maroon 2013, Kia Optima, operated by Edward A. Lane, 77, of Williamsburg, OH, drove westbound in the eastbound lanes of State Route 32 striking a gray 2004, GMC Sierra, operated by Cameron B. Barkley, 41, of Mount Orab, OH.
After striking the GMC Sierra, the Kia Optima struck a 2003 silver Mazda 6 operated by Brody A. Morris, 27, of Peebles, OH.
Lane and Barkley were pronounced dead at the scene by the Brown County Coroner’s Office.
Morris was transported to the Mount Orab Mercy Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries.
The front seat passenger in the GMC Sierra, Derek L. Jimison, 43, was flown by UC Air Care from the scene to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center for serious non-life threatening injuries.
The front seat passenger in the Mazda 6, 28-year-old Stefan L. Slack, was transported to the Mount Orab Mercy Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries.
The preliminary crash investigation indicates that the drivers and occupants were wearing safety belts.
Alcohol and/or drugs are not suspected to be in involved.