WATAB TOWNSHIP -- Two people are hurt in a head on crash in Benton County this (Wednesday) afternoon.

The incident happened just after 1:00 p.m. in the 800 block of Little Rock Road Northeast in Watab Township.

Benton County Sheriff Troy Heck says 18-year-old Darin Turck, of Rice, was heading west when he crossed the center line and hit another vehicle head on.

Thirty-six-year-old Chad Popp, of Rice, was the driver of the second vehicle.

Both Turck and Popp were taken to St. Cloud Hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

It's believed distracted driving contributed to the accident. The crash and any possible charges remains under investigation.