Police investigate crash after driver dies in hospital

Trevor Veale

POLICE are investigating the circumstances of a motor vehicle collision that has resulted in the death of one man and left another with serious injuries at Moree in NSW.

About 10.15am on Tuesday October 30 a B-double and a Toyota tray back utility travelling south collided on a single southbound lane of the Newell Hwy.

Following the collision the utility left the roadway, rolled and landed on the driver's side of the vehicle.

The driver, a 61-year-old Grafton man, and passenger a, 28-year-old male Irish National, of the utility were trapped for two hours before being released with the specialist assistance of the SES and RFS.

They both suffered serious internal and lower leg injuries. And were transported to Moree Hospital before being airlifted to John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle.

But on Wednesday the driver of the utility died in hospital.

The passenger of the utility remains in hospital in a serious condition.

However, the driver of the B-Double, a 29-year-old Toowoomba man, sustained minor grazing and lacerations in the incident.

He has given mandatory blood and urine samples to assist police in their investigation.

Police say ongoing investigations into the incident will be carried out by police from Barwon Local Area Command, with the assistance of crash investigators.

Topics:  fatality, moree, truck collision



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