Investigators struggle to identify driver killed in fiery crash

THE body of a driver killed in a fiery crash in the NSW Riverina was so badly burnt, police have so far been unable to formally identify the person.

The horrific crash happened on Gundagai Road, 25km outside of Junee, around 9.50am on Monday.

For reasons yet to be determined, police said a 4WD left the road and smashed into a tree.


Horrifically, the vehicle burst into flames on impact, trapping the driver inside.

“Members of the public had stopped and attempted to assist the driver but were beaten back by the flames that engulfed the vehicle,” NSW Police said in a statement at 2.15pm.

“The identity of the driver is yet to be confirmed due to the fire.”

As the investigations into the cause of the crash get underway, police are appealing for anyone who witnesses the incident to come forward.

A report will be prepared for the Coroner.

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Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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