Published: Mar 25, 2013 4:03 PM EDT
Updated: Mar 25, 2013 11:26 PM EDT

ESTERO, Fla.- Officials are investigating a fatal crash that happened on US 41 near Shadow Wood Preserve this afternoon, just before 2:00 p.m.

Authorities say 70-year-old James Bridenbaugh died on the scene of the crash, after he failed to account for southbound traffic on US 41, as he was pulling out of Shadow Wood Preserve.

A Volkswagon, driven by 24-year-old Chelse Willard, t-boned the Corvette Bridenbaugh was driving. The Willard was sent to Gulf Coast Hospital in serious condition.

Southbound lanes of US 41 were shut down for hours, but have since re-opened.