24 July 2023

UPDATED: Man dies following two-vehicle crash on Princes Highway

| Claire Sams
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The Princes Highway has been closed in both directions and people have been asked to avoid the scene after a two-car accident. Photo: File.

UPDATE 12:20 pm: A man has died following a two-vehicle crash on the Princes Highway, south of Moruya.

The man, believed to be in his 30s, received treatment from NSW Ambulance paramedics but died at the scene.

He has not been formally identified.

“Two other adults were treated at the scene and taken to hospital in a stable condition. Their ages are not known at this time,” a police spokesperson said.

NSW Police urges anyone with dashcam footage or more information about the incident to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

According to Live Traffic NSW, alternating (stop/slow) traffic conditions are in place at the scene of the accident. Motorists are being urged to avoid the area if possible.

11:00 am: A person is reportedly trapped and the Princes Highway has been closed in both directions following a two-car accident.

A NSW Police spokesperson said emergency services remain at the site of the incident.

“About 6:50 am today (Monday 24 July 2023), emergency services were called to the Princes Highway, Moruya, following reports of a two-vehicle crash,” the spokesperson said.

“NSW Ambulance paramedics are treating a male occupant of a vehicle who remains at the scene in a critical condition.

“Officers attached to South Coast Police District have established a crime scene which will be forensically examined by specialist police from the Crash Investigation Unit.”

A map showing the approximate location of the incident. Image: Live Traffic NSW/Facebook.

On Live Traffic NSW, the alert is listed as having started shortly before 7 am on Monday (24 July).

The incident took place on the Princes Highway, near Donnellys Road, south of Moruya, according to Live Traffic NSW.

Emergency services, Transport for NSW, the Crash Investigation Unit and a helicopter are attending the scene.

Motorists are advised to travel between Bega and Batemans Bay via Cooma and Braidwood instead, should they need to travel.

Otherwise, they are asked to delay their journey if possible.

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