One dead, three critical after head-on crash

ONE person is dead and three others are fighting for their lives in hospital this afternoon following a horror head-on crash on the NSW Central Coast.

Police said a Mitsubishi Lancer collided head-on with a Range Rover Evoque on Wilfred Barnett Drive (also Central Coast Highway) in Magenta, north of Gosford, just after 11am on Wednesday.

Early investigations suggest the Lancer crossed onto the wrong side of the road before slamming into the SUV.


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The driver of the Mitsubishi, a man believed to be in his 20s, could not be saved and died at the scene. Police confirmed he was the only person travelling in the car.

The male driver of the Range Rover and his two passengers, a man and a woman, were all trapped in the wreckage and had to be released by emergency services.

Once freed, the woman was flown to the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney while the men were rushed to Newcastle’s John Hunter Hospital.

The occupants of the Range Rover are all said to be ‘elderly’ and, because of their age, are listed as being in critical conditions.

The road was closed for several hours following the crash while the scene was examined.

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash and will prepare a report for the information of the Coroner.

The fatality comes after a 74-year-old man was killed when his Jaguar left the Hume Motorway and rolled near Picton Road at Pheasants Nest around 8.15am. Read more here.

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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