Fatal Accident In Venice

Florida Highway Patrol indicated a fatal accident occurred on River Road in Venice Thursday night.

The accident happened around 9:30 and was the result of the driver of a pickup truck  in the southbound lanes that swerved to avoid a collision with a car and ended up rolling over. The Florida Highway Patrol said the driver of the pickup died as a result of the crash.

The driver of a  second vehicle was taken to a local hospital for injuries sustained after swerving off the road to avoid a collision.

River Road was temporarily closed to traffic.