16 January 2024

Changed traffic conditions on Sturt Highway following horror crash that left two dead

| Shri Gayathirie Rajen
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Murrumbidgee Police District established a crime scene and an investigation has commenced into the circumstances surrounding the crash on the Sturt Highway. Photo: File.

The Sturt Highway east of Hay remains closed following a horror crash that left two dead yesterday evening.

Police said emergency services were called to the Sturt Highway, Hay, following reports a sedan and a truck had collided at about 5:10 pm yesterday (15 January).

The 71-year-old male driver of the sedan, and a female who was riding in the front passenger and is yet to be identified, were treated but died at the scene.

A male passenger in the sedan was airlifted to Royal Melbourne Hospital in a serious condition.

Another passenger, a 23-year-old woman, was taken to Hay Hospital with serious injuries.

The 27-year-old male driver of the truck was treated for minor injuries before being taken to Griffith Hospital for mandatory testing.

Officers attached to Murrumbidgee Police District established a crime scene and an investigation has commenced into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

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The highway remained closed at 9:10 am on Tuesday (16 January) in both directions near Old Common Road.

Diversions are in place via the Cobb Highway, Mid Western Highway, Murrumbidgee River Road and Carrathool Road.

Police are also appealing for information following a fatal crash on Redfern Street, Cowra, following a collision between a Holden Commodore station wagon and a Nissan Pathfinder SUV at about 2:50 pm yesterday (15 January).

The 77-year-old driver of the station wagon died at the scene, while the 56-year-old driver of the SUV was airlifted to Westmead Hospital in a serious but stable condition.

Police are urging anyone with dashcam footage or information about the crash to contact Crime Stoppers.

For the latest traffic updates download the Live Traffic NSW App, visit Live Traffic or call 132 701.

Anyone with information, CCTV vision or dashcam footage of the incidents is urged to contact police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

Original Article published by Shri Gayathirie Rajen on Region Riverina.

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