Woman dies after two-vehicle crash near Moree

A woman has died following a crash in the state’s north.

About 1.45pm today (Friday 15 December 2023), emergency services were called to the Newell Highway, about 20km north-east of Moree following reports of a two-vehicle crash between a truck carrying cattle and a car.

The driver of the car – believed to be a 51-year-old woman – died at the scene; she is yet to be formally identified.

The driver of the truck – a man in his 40s – was not injured, and was taken to Moree District Hospital for mandatory testing.

11 of the 96 cattle died at the scene, with the remaining assessed and treated by veterinarians.

Officers attached to New England Police District established a crime scene and commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash.

As inquiries continue, police are urging anyone who may have witnessed the crash – or has any available dashcam footage – to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

The Newell Highway is currently closed in both directions and is likely to remain closed for several hours.

Monitor livetraffic.com for updates.

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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