Two killed in Lee County wreck

Two passengers were killed in a car that apparently slid sideways into the path of another vehicle on U.S. 29 in Lee County, Ala., Sunday evening and the driver was air-lifted to The Medical Center in Columbus, Lee County Coroner Bill Harris said Monday.

A man and a young woman died instantly in the crash, Harris said, but the identities had not been released by Monday afternoon. They were pronounced dead at the scene at 6:42 p.m.

Harris said a late-model Toyota Camry was traveling north in the 7000 block on U.S. 29 when the driver apparently lost control, sending the car up the highway sideways. He said the Camry was then struck in the passenger side by a Ford Expedition. The call came in about 6:28 p.m. Sunday.

The driver of the Expedition was transported to East Alabama Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, Harris said.