A man was killed Tuesday afternoon when his car was struck by an SUV that veered into opposing traffic in Chester, police said.

Shortly after 2 p.m. in the area of Route 291 and Franklin Street, a Ford Explorer heading east swerved into the westbound lane and almost hit a Volkswagen before striking a Nissan Sentra. The driver of the Sentra, who was not identified, was pronounced dead at the scene

Two men in the Explorer were taken to Crozer-Chester Medical Center and listed in fair condition.

The cause of the accident was under investigation.