- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 1, 2016

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Two people are dead following a fiery collision on a busy interstate bridge that has stalled rush-hour traffic in Little Rock.

Arkansas State Police say the crash occurred early Wednesday in the southbound lanes of the Interstate-430 bridge.

State Police say 60-year-old Gary Digiuseppe was driving southbound when another vehicle traveling in the wrong direction struck him head on. The vehicles caught fire, and both drivers were pronounced dead at the scene. The name of the other driver was not immediately released.

Police say the collision snarled traffic to I-40, but most of the highway’s lanes have since reopened.

Digiuseppe was a long-time radio reporter for KARN and was commuting to work when the collision happened. Radio host Mike Kemp issued a statement saying station employees were saddened and shocked.

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