One person has died, and another remains in a serious condition in hospital, after a tree fell on a car in Katoomba tonight.
About 7pm (Thursday 11 July 2019) emergency services were called to Victoria Street where they located a Volvo sedan underneath a large fallen tree.
Officers located two occupants inside the vehicle; a female passenger aged in her 40s suffered fatal injuries, while the male driver aged in his 20s was trapped.
The male driver was freed following a rescue operation involving Police Rescue, Fire & Rescue NSW, and NSW Ambulance paramedics. He sustained head and chest injuries and was airlifted to Westmead Hospital in a serious condition.
Officers from Blue Mountains Police Area Command established a crime scene and commenced inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the incident.
Victoria Street is currently closed in both directions.
For the latest traffic information motorists are advised to visit www.live.traffic.com.
A report will 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.