VENICE, Fla. (WWSB) - One man died after a fatal-two car accident near Venice Beach on Tuesday afternoon.
Please Note: The names of everyone involved in the crash have not been released yet.
Around 3:30 p.m. a blue Ford Econoline was driving west on Barcelona Ave. as a black Nissan was driving south on The Esplanade. The City of Venice said in a release, both cars collided at the intersection of the two streets.
The City says both vehicles changed direction and headed into the parking lot of Beach Side Food Mart convenience store at 225 N.
In the parking lot, the Nissan hit a pole and the van hit the Food Mart. Reports say the man driving the Nissan was pronounced dead at the scene by Fire and EMT from Venice and Sarasota County. A juvenile girl was in the passenger seat of the Nissan and was flown by a helicopter to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg. The City of Venice says the young girl is in stable condition.
The man driving the van was taken to Sarasota Memorial Hospital and the woman sitting in his passenger seat was taken to Venice Regional Bayfront Health for her injuries. One person inside the store also was treated for minor injuries.
VPD investigators are continuing to interview witnesses. The traffic homicide investigative process will take months to conclusively determine the cause factors in the crash. Anyone with information is asked to call Master Patrol Officer Paul Freeman at 941-486-2444.