Both Gaskins and Bender are in stable condition at Ruby Memorial Hospital.
Harrison County Sheriff's Department Lt. Sothen said the Element was traveling north bound and the Chrysler was traveling south bound. Lt. Sothen said that distracted driving may be a factor in the crash and charges will likely be filed in the crash.
Traffic on Route 19 in both directions was backed up while crews work to clear the scene. The Harrison County Sheriff's Department is investigating.