WATKINSVILLE, Ga. (AP) -- Authorities are investigating a crash that claimed the lives of two people in northeast Georgia.

Oconee County Chief Deputy Lee Weems said the single-vehicle crash happened Monday night on Hale Road, in the southern part of the county.

Georgia State Patrol Sgt. Tim Meyer said 36-year-old driver John Edwards of Athens and his passenger, 23-year-old Stephen Marlow of Madison, were found dead at the scene.

Few other details were available Tuesday.

Oconee County is about 60 miles east of Atlanta.