25 August 2020

Man dies and four people taken to hospital following head-on collision in Yass

| Hannah Sparks
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A report is being prepared for the coroner after the fatal crash at Yass yesterday. Photo: File.

A man has died and four people have been transported to hospital following a two-car collision on Yass Valley Way at Yass on the evening of Monday, 24 August.

The 43-year-old man who died at the scene was driving a Ford Territory that collided head-on with a Toyota Hilux at about 6:10 pm, according to NSW Police.

His passengers, a 43-year-old woman and two children aged 15 and 17, were airlifted to Canberra Hospital.

The 17-year-old had head and chest injuries and was in a serious condition. The woman and 15-year-old had minor injuries, according to a NSW Ambulance spokesperson.

Sergeant David Cowell of Yass Police Station said the 43-year-old man was not a local.

The Toyota driver, a 47-year-old man, was trapped in the vehicle before being freed and taken to Canberra Hospital.

He had minor injuries, according to the NSW Ambulance spokesperson.

The 47-year-old man was a local, according to Sergeant Cowell.

Five ambulance crews and two medical helicopters treated the patients on scene, the spokesperson said.

Police say they are investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash.

A report will be prepared for the coroner.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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