Fatal crash near West Wyalong

Friday, 31 August 2018 10:48:31 PM

Police are investigating a fatal crash in the state’s Central West.

Just before 7pm today (Friday 31 August 2018), a truck and car collided on the Newell Highway at Back Creek, approximately 18 kilometres from West Wyalong.

The driver of the car, a 54-year-old man, died at the scene.

His female passenger, a 52-year-old woman, was taken to West Wyalong Hospital and later airlifted to Wagga Base Hospital suffering critical injuries.

The truck driver wasn’t injured; however, has been taken to hospital to undergo mandatory blood and urine testing.

Officers from Murrumbidgee Police District established a crime scene and an investigation into the crash is underway.

The Newell Highway is closed in both directions and motorists are urged to avoid the area.

A report will be prepared for the Coroner.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.

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