16 December 2023

Three dead after two fatal crashes on regional roads

| Zoe Cartwright
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Police are investigating two fatal crashes on regional roads. Photo: NSW Police.

A man and woman have died following a single-vehicle crash at Ladysmith, near Wagga Wagga, earlier today (16 December).

About 12 pm on Saturday emergency services were called to Keajura Road, Ladysmith, after a utility left the road and hit a tree.

The 40-year-old male driver and the passenger, a 38-year-old woman, died at the scene; they have yet to be formally identified.

Officers attached to Riverina Police District established a crime scene, which has been forensically examined.

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An investigation has commenced into the circumstances surrounding the crash and a report will be prepared for the coroner.

Shortly after, at about 12:20 pm, emergency services were called to an unrelated incident on Moulder Street, Orange, following reports of a crash.

On arrival, officers attached to Central West Police District were told a white van had lost control at a roundabout before crashing into a parked black utility.

NSW Ambulance Paramedics attended and treated the driver of the van, however the 49-year-old man died at the scene. A male passenger was treated at the scene and taken to Orange Hospital in a stable condition.

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Three occupants of the parked car suffered minor injuries and were taken to Orange Hospital in a stable condition.

Anyone with information about either incident, or dashcam footage is urged to call police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Original Article published by Zoe Cartwright on Region Riverina.

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