TWO people have been killed in two separate crashes involving five vehicles in New South Wales.
Emergency services remain on the scene of the latest fatality at Sandy Point, in Sydney’s southwest.
It happened on Heathcote Road, near St Georges Crescent, about 2.30pm.
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Police said a car exploded into flames after colliding head-on with a cement truck.
The driver of the car could not be saved and died at the scene. They are yet to be formally identified.
The man driving the truck was taken to Liverpool Hospital with a minor hand injury and will be subjected to mandatory drug and alcohol testing.
Officers from the Liverpool City Police Area Command are investigating the circumstances surrounding the collision and will prepare a report for the Coroner.
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Meanwhile, one person has been killed in a three-vehicle crash near Nambucca Heads, on the NSW Mid North Coast.
It happened on Wirrimbi road, near Gordons Knob Road, at Newee Creek, just after 8.30am.
Police said a Mitsubishi Triton collided with two Holden Rodeos travelling in the opposite direction.
Sadly, the 69-year-old man driving the Triton could not be saved and died at the scene, police said.
He was the only person travelling in the Mitsubishi at the time.
It’s understood the man may have suffered a medical episode behind the wheel, causing him to veer into traffic on the wrong side of the road.
The drivers and sole occupants of the Holden Rodeos – a 27-year-old woman and a 60-year-old man – escaped serious injury and were taken to Port Macquarie Hospital for mandatory testing.
Officers from the Mid North Coast Police District are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident and will prepare a report for the Coroner.
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