MIDWAY PARK -

One person is dead and another is in serious condition after a wrong-way highway accident.

It happened on Highway 24 in Onslow County, near Midway Park around 7:30 Saturday morning.

According to troopers, Bruce George, 75, was driving on the wrong side of the highway, and hit another car head on.

George was pronounced dead at the scene.

Troopers said the driver of the second car, 20-year-old Nicole Zimmerman of Hubert, was transported to Vidant Medical Center, where she is listed in critical condition as of 10:45 p.m. Saturday.

Both cars were totaled in the crash.

Troopers have not determined why George was on the wrong side of the highway, but said the man had Alzheimer’s disease.

The accident is under investigation and a toxicology report is pending.