Four people were killed when two cars collided early Saturday morning on U.S. 63 just north of Stadium Boulevard, Columbia police said Saturday.
The driver of the first vehicle was traveling south in the northbound lanes of U.S. 63, police said, and the vehicle struck the second vehicle head-on just before 2 a.m. As of Saturday, police said the southbound driver was 40 years old but had not released the name.
Alfredo Camacho of Columbia was driving the second vehicle, carrying passengers Erasmo Morales, 48, and Ricardo Reyes, 37, both of Needville, Texas.
All four people died at the scene of the accident. In the statement, Columbia police said it was not immediately clear why the unidentified driver was traveling in the wrong lane. Police are investigating the cause of the accident.