A section of State Route 38 in Tioga County was closed for several hours after a fatal car crash early Wednesday morning.

Authorities say 54-year-old Lucinda Klees of Endicott and 34-year-old Patrick Ackley of Berkshire were pronounced dead at the scene.

State police say Klees was driving a 2002 Chevrolet north on Route 38 in the town of Newark Valley.

Investigators say the car struck the guide rail end of a bridge off the southbound lane head-on.

The crash occurred shortly after midnight.

Police say Ackley was a front-seat passenger.

The roadway near the crash scene was closed for about six hours.