Two die in separate crashes

Two people are dead after two separate crashes involving trucks.
Two people are dead after two separate crashes involving trucks. Chris Ison

A MAN has died following a serious two vehicle crash on the New England Highway in Queensland this morning and a woman has died overnight after being hit by a car and a semi-trailer.

Police say preliminary investigations indicate the crash involving a truck and a utility occurred 500 metres south of Luck Road, Hodgsonvale just before 9am.

The driver and sole occupant of the utility, a 17-year-old man was taken to the Toowoomba Base Hospital in a critical condition, but has since died as a result of his injuries.

Meanwhile the driver and sole occupant of the truck did not receive any injuries as a result of the crash.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.

In west New South Wales a woman has died after she was being hit by up to two vehicles on Thursday night.

About 8.20pm, a man was heading south along the Kamilaroi Highway - 5km north of Brewarrina - when his Holden Commodore sedan struck the woman.

Early inquiries indicate the woman was then hit by a semi trailer travelling north.

The 25-year-old driver of the Commodore stopped, however the truck continued on and was last seen about 8.30pm heading along the highway towards Walgett.

Police believe the truck driver may not know they struck the woman, and are urging that person to contact police.

A crime scene was established on the Kamilaroi Highway to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident, and the 25-year-old man taken to Brewarrina Hospital for mandatory blood and urine tests.

The identity of the victim is not yet known.   Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Brewarrina Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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