Quadruple fatal crash on highway
A REPORT is being prepared for the Coroner after the deaths of four people in a two vehicle collision in the state’s north-west yesterday.
About 6.15pm, a southbound Honda sedan collided with a Pantech truck travelling in the opposite direction on the New England Highway at Ben Lomond, about 30km south of Glen Innes.
Police from New England Local Area Command and NSW Ambulance Paramedics attended the scene.
Three people travelling in the car died at the scene, and another died shortly after arriving at Armidale District Hospital.
The three adult males and adult female have not been positively identified.
The 45-year-old truck driver was taken to Armidale District Hospital for mandatory blood and urine tests. He was uninjured.
The New England Highway is blocked in both directions about 500 metres south of Inn Road near the Ben Lomond Range.
Motorists are advised delay their journey if possible or take an alternative route.
Anyone who can assist with inquiries into the collision is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.