TWO drivers and a passenger have been killed in three separate accidents just hours apart in NSW.
The first occurred on the Burxner Highway at Boggabilla about 9am on Friday.
Police said a 41-year-old man died after his Ford Focus collided head-on with a Hino truck.
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The 38-year-old man driving the truck was taken to Goondiwindi Hospital with minor injuries.
Two hours later, a 49-year-old man was killed on the Barrier Highway, west of Cobar, about 11am.
Police said the man was a passenger in a “heavy rigid vehicle” that left the road and hit a tree.
The driver, a 43-year-old man, was trapped for a short time before being freed by witnesses.
He was airlifted to Dubbo Hospital in a serious but stable condition.
Then, around 5pm – eight hours after the first fatality – a third person was killed at Blacktown.
Police said a 67-year-old was critically injured when his Subaru Forester left Sunnyholt Road and struck a pole.
He was rushed to hospital under a police escort but sadly he could not be saved and died a short time later.
Initial inquiries suggest the driver may have suffered a medical episode before colliding with the pole.
The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding each tragedy and will prepare multiple reports for the information of the Coroner.
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