Elderly man dies in two-vehicle crash, NSW

An investigation is underway after an elderly man died following a two-vehicle crash in Sydney’s south-west.

About 7.30pm on Thursday (27 January 2022), emergency services were called to Prairie Vale Road, Wetherill Park, following reports a Nissan Quashqai and a Toyota Corolla had collided.

The driver of the Corolla – a 79-year-old man – died at the scene. He is yet to be formally identified.

The passenger of the Corolla – a 66-year-old woman – was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to Liverpool Hospital in a stable condition.

The driver of the Nissan – a 41-year-old woman – sustained minor injuries. She was taken to hospital for treatment and mandatory blood and urine testing.

Her passengers – two children aged nine and 13 – sustained minor injuries and were also taken to hospital as a precaution.

Officers attached to Fairfield City Police Area Command attended and established a crime scene, which was forensically examined by specialist officers from the Crash Investigation Unit.

As investigations into the crash continue, police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident, or who has dashcam footage, to come forward.

A report will now be prepared for the information of 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 information via NSW Police social media pages.

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