Englewood FL – FHP has announced one persona has died and one person remains in critical condition after a head-on collision on River Road Monday afternoon.

The accident took place as a 59 year old man from Venice Florida was driving southbound on River Road in a pickup truck approaching a large curve north of Winchester Blvd.

As the pickup truck closed on the curve, a 44 year old man from Port Charlotte was approaching the same curve from the north, also driving a pickup truck.

At 2:52 in the afternoon, the 59-year old driver crossed the center line and drifted into the northbound lanes directly in front of the oncoming vehicle from the other direction.

The two pickup trucks crashed head-on, the force of the impact brought the southbound pickup truck to a stop on the shoulder of the west side of the road, and the northbound pickup truck came to a stop on the eastbound shoulder of River Road.

The 59 year old man from Venice  was pronounced dead at the scene by Sarasota County Emergency Management Services (EMS).

The 44 year old man from Port Charlotte was in critical condition after the crash.