THREE people from the same car have been killed in a horror crash in Sydney’s south-west.
Police said the car collided with a truck on Campbelltown Road at Campbelltown just before 11.30am.
The force of the collision was so great, the car was sent hurtling into a fence.
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Sadly, the driver of the car and two of his four passengers were critically injured and could not be saved.
Despite the best efforts of paramedics to keep the trio alive, police confirmed the 74-year-old male driver and two passengers, a man and a woman, died at the scene.
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The ages of the deceased passengers was not immediately known.
Two other passengers, a 76-year-old woman and a 45-year-old man, survived the horrific collision and were treated by paramedics at the scene before being taken to Liverpool Hospital.
Police said the two surviving passengers were transported to hospital in a serious, but stable condition.
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According to 7 News, the occupants in the car were all from the same family.
The driver of the truck, a 59-year-old man, was taken to Campbelltown Hospital for drug and alcohol testing, as is mandatory for all drivers involved in traffic accidents.
Police are urging motorists to steer clear of the area, with Campbelltown Road closed in both directions between St Andrews and Williamson roads.
ST ANDREWS | Triple fatality on Campbelltown Road confirmed as a family. Driver, 74, and two passengers could not be saved after car collided with tip truck. A 76yo woman and a 45yo man are in Liverpool hospital in a stable condition @7NewsSydney pic.twitter.com/i3xD7sdJJm
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The crash site has been declared a crime scene and is being examined by the Crash Investigation Unit.
Anyone who witnessed the collision and has not yet spoken with police is urged to come forward.
No further information was available at the time of writing.
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