MONROE — A fatal head on car collision on N.C. 218 was reported by the Union County Sheriff’s Office on Monday morning.

The Sheriff’s Office reported the crash through Twitter (@UnionCoSheriff): “The 1600 block of NC 218 East Between Old Ferry and Crooked Creek Church Road is temporarily closed due to a head on collision. Several injuries and fatality reported.”

The stretch of NC 218 East was closed for a couple hours for the “crash investigation” and it was reported as being reopened about 10:30 a.m. by the Sheriff’s Department.