HUDSON – A 45-year-old man driving a pickup truck in the wrong lane on Denton Avenue was killed in a head-on collision with a tractor-trailer.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the unidentified motorist from Holiday was towing a utility trailer with his pickup truck at about 5:42 a.m. For reasons unknown, he was driving eastbound in the westbound lane of Denton Avenue.

The tractor-trailer approached driving westbound on Denton in the westbound lane. Near the intersection with Dane Lane, the driver of the tractor-trailer attempted to steer left into the eastbound lane to avoid a collision. The driver of the pickup truck attempted to do the same thing and the same time, resulting in the tractor-trailer colliding with the left-front and side of the pickup.

The driver of the pickup died at the scene of the crash.