Woman dies in Snowy Mountains crash

A woman has died after a crash in the state’s Alpine region yesterday.

Emergency services were called to the Snowy Mountains Highway 20km south-east of Talbingo, about 2pm (Monday 11 April 2022), after reports of a crash involving a truck and a car.

Officers attached to Riverina Police District arrived and found a northbound Toyota Corolla and a southbound prime mover collided head-on in the northbound lanes, before the truck travelled over an embankment.

The driver of the car, a 48-year-old Sydney woman, died at the scene.

The woman’s only passenger, an 11-year-old boy, was trapped for a short time before being freed by Fire and Rescue NSW. He was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics for arm injuries before being flown to hospital where he’s believed to be in a stable condition.

The male driver of the heavy vehicle, also aged 48, was taken to hospital to be checked and undergo mandatory testing.

A crime scene was established with officers from the Crash Investigation Unit (CIU) to examine the scene.

Snowy Mountains Highway remains closed between Miles Franklin Drive at Talbingo and Link Road, Adaminaby/Kosciuszko National Park. Please check www.livetraffic.com for updated information.

As inquiries are continuing, police are appealing for anyone with information or dashcam footage to come forward and contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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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