Four dead in horror five hours on NSW roads

IT’s been a horror morning on NSW roads, with four people killed in three separate accidents.

The first happened near the small town of Cootamundra, in the state’s Riverina, just after midnight.

Police said a car smashed into a tree and burst into flames on Muttama Road at Muttama around 12.15am.


Sadly, the 18-year-old man behind the wheel sustained life-threatening injuries and died at the scene.

Three hours later, around 3.30am, a truck driver was killed after his rig rolled and caught fire on the Pacific Highway near Port Macquarie.

Police said the semi-trailer veered off the road before overturning and catching fire at Herrons Creek.

Northbound lanes of the highway remained closed for several hours while emergency crews worked to free the driver’s body from the wreck.

Then, around 5.20am, two drivers were killed in a horror head-on crash on the Princes Highway near Nowra, on the state’s south coast.

The highway was closed in both directions while crews examined the scene and cleared the wreckage.

The state’s forensic crash unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding all three crashes.