Woman fights for life after fatal crash

A MAN has been killed and his wife critically injured in a horror crash in Central West New South Wales.

Police said the couple was travelling in a car along the Newell Highway near Back Creek when their vehicle collided with a truck roughly 18km from West Wyalong just before 7pm on Friday.

Sadly, the 54-year-old man who was driving the car sustained life-threatening injuries and died at the scene.


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His 52-year-old wife was rushed by ambulance to West Wyalong Hospital from where she was later airlifted to the Wagga Wagga Base Hospital in a critical condition.

The truck driver escaped uninjured but was taken to hospital for mandatory drug and alcohol testing.

Officers from Murrumbidgee Police District are investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash.

The Newell Highway was closed in both directions for several hours while the scene was examined.

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.

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at myGC.com.au. 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 myGC.com.au 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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