POLICE are investigating the circumstances surrounding a catastrophic crash that killed three people in southern NSW overnight.
Emergency services were called to the horrific scene on the Monaro Highway near Michelago, about 50km south of Canberra, just before 11.30pm.
In a statement overnight, police said two vehicles collided head-on, with one of them bursting into flames on impact.
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Sadly, three people – both drivers and a passenger from one of the vehicles – died at the scene.
Police said a child was also injured in the collision and taken to Canberra Hospital for treatment.
The genders and ages of those involved and the condition of the child was not immediately known.
The Monaro Highway was expected to remain closed for several hours while the scene was examined.
Motorists travelling through the area are urged to monitor Live Traffic NSW for updates.
No further information was available at the time of writing.
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