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UPDATE: I-26 East Accident

Asheville Police have released the names of the two people who died in an early morning wreck on I-26.

It happened just before 3:30 A.M. on I-26 East between the 32 and 33 mile markers.  The eastbound lanes on I-26 in this area were closed for more than 3 hours.

Police say 63 year-old Dennis Tornquist, of Brevard, got on I-26 eastbound at Long Shoals Road, but was driving the wrong way. Truckers alerted police, who tried to stop the man.

Tornquist's Honda Civic hit the rear axles of a Volvo tractor trailer driven by Jackie Taylor, of Knoxville, Tennessee. Tornquist's car then collided head on with a Chevrolet Tahoe, driven by 61 year-old Fredrick King, of Canton.

The drivers of the SUV and Car died at the scene. The truck driver was not injured.


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