Man dead after being run over while sleeping at a campground

A man has tragically died after being run over by his own car while sleeping in a swag at a campground at Barooga, New South Wales.

The 20-year-old man and his partner were asleep in a swag at a riverside camping ground – 125km west of Albury – when the incident occurred.

Police say the pair’s 4WD rolled down an embankment and crushed the man in his swag around 9.30pm Saturday night.


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Other campers tried desperately to help the man, but he died at the scene.

Officers from the Murray River Police District are appealing for witness and investigating the circumstance surrounding the incident.

A report will be prepared for the coroner.

If you have information for Police, please contact NSW Police on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day. 

You can report also information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via nsw.crimestoppers.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

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