Boy, 8, killed after car crashes into tree

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A report will be prepared for the Coroner following a fatal crash near Lithgow today.


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About 7.20am (Wednesday 15 July 2015), police were called to Pipers Flat Road, Portland.

On arrival, officers found a Holden dual-cab utility crashed into a tree.

The driver, a 36-year-old woman, was air-lifted to Westmead Hospital with non-life-threatening chest injuries.

The only other occupant of the vehicle was an eight-year-old boy travelling in the back seat.

The boy sustained critical injuries in the crash.

He, too, was transported by air to Westmead Hospital, where he later died.

Detectives from Chifley Local Area Command are investigating the incident.

They are appealing for any witnesses to the crash to come forward.

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