AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – Two people are dead after a fatal accident on a major highway in Augusta.

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office tells us they responded to the scene on the 5200 block of Mike Padgett Highway just before 9:30 p.m. Friday.

Two victims were reportedly dead upon Deputies arrival.

According to the Richmond County Coroner’s Office, a vehicle traveling northbound on Mike Padgett Highway swerved into the southbound lane striking the southbound vehicle. The northbound vehicle caught on fire.

The driver of the southbound vehicle has been identified as 30-year-old Richard Faber, of Burke County. Driver of the northbound vehicle will have to be positively identified.

Autopsies are scheduled on both drivers.

Investigators say the number of occupants in the vehicles is unknown, at this time.

No further information has been provided.

Count on NewsChannel 6 for more details as the become available.