Police investigate fatal head-on collision north of Dubbo

Police have launched an investigation after a woman died in a head-on collision at Balladoran, north of Dubbo, yesterday afternoon.

About 4.30pm (Tuesday 2 June 2015), a Holden Commodore and Hino truck collided head-on while travelling along Milpulling Road, about 1.5km west of the Newell Highway intersection.

The vehicle became trapped underneath the truck, which had overturned as a result of the collision.

The Commodore driver and sole occupant, a 28-year-old woman, was trapped in the wreckage before being extricated by SES personnel.

She was airlifted to Westmead Hospital in a critical condition and rushed into emergency surgery. The woman later died in hospital.

The Hino driver and sole occupant, a 54-year-old man, was not injured during the incident.

He was taken to Gilgandra District Hospital for mandatory blood and urine tests.

Officers from Orana Local Area Command established a crime scene, which was examined by specialist crash investigators.

The roadway was blocked for a number of hours while emergency services conducted inquiries.

Investigations to determine the exact circumstances behind the crash are continuing and a report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Big Rigs

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