Fatal Lakewood Ranch Head-On Collision

A crash Saturday in Lakewood Ranch resulted in two fatalities and three children being hospitalized and State Road 70 being temporarily closed.

The accident took place around 7:30 on State Road 70 near Lakewood Ranch Blvd. A SUV was hit head-on by a pickup truck going the wrong way.

The drivers of both vehicles were pronounced dead the scene and the three passengers – all children – were flown in a helicopter to a hospital

The accident remains under investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol and further details are pending.