A Nova Scotia man has died following a two-vehicle collision in Annapolis County.

Police responded to the crash around 7:45 a.m. Thursday on Highway 101 near Exit 20 at Bridgetown.

RCMP spokesperson Sgt. Brigdit Leger says a westbound Chrysler Intrepid crossed the centre line and collided head on with an eastbound Honda Civic.

Both drivers had to be freed using the Jaws of Life. There were no passengers in either vehicle.

The 39-year-old male driver of the Intrepid and the 60-year-old female driver of the Civic were taken to the Soldier's Memorial Hospital in Middleton.

Both drivers were then airlifted to the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre in Halifax.

Police say the Annapolis County man has since died from injuries sustained in the crash, while the Digby woman remains in hospital with serious injuries.

The victim’s name has not been released, pending notification of his family.

Highway 101 between Bridgetown and Lawrencetown was shut down for several hours Thursday morning while police investigated the crash.

It has since re-opened.