2 killed in ‘direct hit’ crash in Venice

VENICE, Fla. (WFLA) – Florida Highway Patrol troopers are investigating a fatal crash in Venice Tuesday evening.

The accident happened on US-41 (Tamiami Trail) and Crane Road.

The accident involved a car with a woman driver and a child passenger.

Troopers said the woman was killed and the child was flown to All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg.

The truck driver was also killed in the accident.

Deputies reduced traffic to one lane during the investigation.

FHP Captain John Donovan said the accident was a direct hit.

“A Nissan pickup truck was southbound in the northbound lanes of 41. There was a silver Chevy Cavalier that was northbound in the northbound lanes and unfortunately the vehicles struck head on,” Donovan said.

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