Multi Vehicle Fatal Crash At Peak Hill

One person has died following a multi vehicle crash in the state’s central west.

About 5:10pm today (Monday 10 June 2024), emergency services were called to the Newell Highway, approximately 10 kilometres north of O’Leary’s Lane, Peak Hill, following reports of a crash involving a truck carrying cattle and three cars, one of which was towing a laden horse float.

One of the occupants from the cars died at the scene. They are yet to be identified.

NSW Ambulance paramedics treated six other people where they have been taken to Dubbo and Parkes Hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.

Officers from Central West Police District established a crime scene which is being examined by specialist police from the Crash Investigation Unit.

As investigations continue the Newell Highway is closed in both directions between Tomingly and Peak Hill.

The roadway is expected to remain a crime scene for a considerable amount of time and motorists are urged to avoid the area.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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