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Man dead after head-on crash in southern Randolph County

Bennett and Riverside roads in southern Randolph County (Google Maps)

RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. – A 21-year-old man is dead after a head-on collision Saturday night in southern Randolph County, according to Highway Patrol.

Dustin Dwane Simmons, of Bennett, was driving a truck when a 2001 Volkswagen sedan traveled left of center and hit him head-on.

Authorities were called to the crash near the intersection of Riverside and Bennett roads shortly after 8:30 p.m.

Simmons was driving a 1959 Ford truck, which was made without seat belts, according to Trooper Walker. He was ejected from the vehicle.

There is no word on any charges against the driver of the sedan or what caused the driver to cross the centerline.