31 December 2022

UPDATED: One woman dies, four people injured in crash that closes Princes Highway

| Kim Treasure
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A three-car accident has left one person dead and four injured. Photo: Screenshot.

UPDATE 9:20 pm: A woman has died and four other people are injured following a serious multi-vehicle crash on the South Coast today (30 December).

At about 4:40 pm, emergency services were called to the Princes Highway, Corunna, about 5 km south of Narooma, after reports three vehicles had been involved in a crash.

Police were told a northbound white Audi Q3 and a southbound silver Toyota Camry collided, causing a white Volkswagen station wagon to also crash.

The driver of the Camry, a 39-year-old woman, died at the scene.

The passengers of the Camry – two brothers aged 18 and 15 – were airlifted to Westmead Hospital and Westmead Children’s Hospital respectively, with the eldest in a serious condition and the youngest in a critical condition.

The driver of the Audi, a 40-year-old man, and the passenger, a 31-year-old woman, were taken to Moruya Hospital before being airlifted to St George Hospital, with the woman stable and the man serious but stable.

The five occupants of the Volkswagen were uninjured; however, the driver, a 34-year-old woman, was conveyed to Moruya Hospital for observation.

Officers from South Coast Police District established a crime scene, which will be examined by specialist police from the Crash Investigation Unit.

An investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash is underway, and anyone who may have dashcam footage or information that can assist is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

A report will be prepared for the information of the coroner.

7 pm: The Princes Highway is closed in both directions after a fatal road accident shortly before 5 pm today, (30 December).

One person died in the accident and four have been seriously injured.

Three vehicles were involved in the crash, near the Old South Coast Road turnoff five kilometres south of Narooma.

Police were notified at about 4:40 pm. Motorists are being asked to avoid the area, which is already saturated with heavy holiday traffic.

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Motorists in light vehicles who need to travel can consider using the Old Highway as an alternative route.

Heavy vehicles, however, need to divert via the Kings Highway, Cooma-Braidwood Road, the Monaro Highway and the Snowy Mountains Highway.

Ongoing police investigations into the crash are expected to take some time. Motorists should expect lengthy delays.

Original Article published by Kim Treasure on Riotact.

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