10 September 2019

Man and horse killed in car collision near Moruya

| Ian Campbell
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A man has died after the car he was travelling in collided with a horse in the Eurobodalla last night.

Emergency services were called to the distressing scene on the Princes Highway, near Moruya at about 7.45pm (Friday 6 September 6).

“It’s believed a Toyota Rav 4 was travelling north when a horse ran onto the road and was hit by the car,” police report.

“The Toyota’s passenger, a 72-year-old man, was unable to be revived and died at the scene.

“The driver, a 67-year-old woman, suffered minor injuries and did not require hospitalisation.

“The horse was also killed.”

Officers from the South Coast Police District are investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash.
A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

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The local couple were returning to their farm in Termeil from an art exhibition in Moruya. There were three horses, escaped from a local property, seen galloping down the highway prior to the accident. The female driver was hospitalised overnight for minor injuries and shock whilst her husband died on impact.

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