NSW police update: Berkshire Park fatal crash

Police are continuing to speak with witnesses to a head-on crash at Berkshire Park this morning, in which a woman died.

A duty officer from Hawkesbury Police Area Command was driving along Richmond Road at Berkshire Park just after 1.15am (Sunday 28 April 2019), when he found passers-by assisting at the scene of the crash involving a Suzuki Baleno and a Nissan Micra.

Three women were travelling in the eastbound Suzuki while two men were travelling in the westbound Micra, when the crash happened in the westbound lane.

CPR was performed on the driver of the Suzuki – believed to be a 21-year-old Queensland woman – but she died at the scene.

A front-seat passenger in the Suzuki, a 20-year-old woman from Richmond, was trapped in the vehicle and had to be released by officers from Fire & Rescue NSW.

A 23-year-old woman, also from Richmond, who was travelling in the back seat of the Suzuki, as well as the driver of the Micra, a 61-year-old man from Blaxland, and his front-seat passenger, a 39-year-old man from Cambridge Gardens, were all able to free themselves from their vehicles.

All four were taken to Westmead Hospital where they are reported to be in a stable condition.

Richmond Road was closed for several hours while the scene was examined. A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

While police were at the scene, a Toyota was stopped after attempting to make a right hand turn into the crime scene. The driver, a 22-year-old woman, returned a positive road-side breath test and was arrested.

She was taken to Windsor Police Station where she returned an alleged reading of 0.070.

The Carnes Hill woman has been charged with drive with low-range PCA, and drive while licence suspended. She will appear at Windsor Local Court at a later date.

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.

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