UNION, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Two people are dead after a head-on crash on Rt. 17 in Union Wednesday evening.

The victims are identified as 52-year-old Sherry Cloutier of Augusta and 49-year-old Angela Knight-Boege of Warren.

The crash was reported just before 5 p.m. Tuesday, just east of Shepard Hill Road.

According to the Knox County Sheriff's Office, Cloutier was driving westbound on Rt. 17 and crossed the centerline, striking Knight-Boege, who was traveling westbound.

They were both pronounced dead at the scene. There were no other passengers in either car.

Rt. 17 was shut down for nearly three hours.