A two-vehicle collision Saturday afternoon on State Road 70 near its intersection with Saddlebag Trail in Myakka City resulted in the death of a 57-year-old Bradenton man.
Three others involved in the crash, a passenger in the pickup and the driver and passenger in the second car, suffered serious injuries.
The Bradenton man was driving a westbound pickup truck that was towing a recreational vehicle. The recreational vehicle became separated from the pickup, causing the driver to lose control and cross into the eastbound lane, into the path of a van driven by an 80-year-old Dunedin man.
The Bradenton man was was pronounced dead at the scene. His passenger in the pickup, a 52-year-old Oakland Park man, was flown to Sarasota Memorial Hospital with serious injuries.
The driver of the van was an 80-year-old Dunedin man. He and his 75-year-old female passenger, also of Dunedin, sustained serious injuries and were flown to Sarasota Memorial Hospital.
The crash remains under investigation.