Two people are dead after a two-vehicle crash Wednesday evening on State Road 542 in East Lakeland.

LAKELAND — Two people are dead after a two-vehicle crash Wednesday evening on State Road 542 in East Lakeland.

Delbert Kendall, 64, of Polk City, was driving a blue Ford Focus eastbound on SR 542/East Main Street when, for unknown reasons, he crossed the center line and entered the path of a tan Subaru Forester being driven in the westbound lane by Case Hurst, 40, of Winter Haven, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Office.

The collision happened just east of Reynolds Road, the sheriff's office said.

Kendall and Hurst both died at the scene, the PCSO said. There were no passengers in either vehicle, the sheriff's office said, and no other vehicles were involved in the crash.

The road was closed for about four hours during the investigation.