Two dead, several injured in head-on crash

TWO people have been killed and several others have been injured in a horror crash in southern NSW.

Police said two cars collided head-on on the Barton Highway at Wallaroo, near the ACT border around 8am on Friday before one of the vehicles then careened into a third car.

Sadly, two passengers in one of the vehicles were critically injured and died at the scene, police said.


Several other passengers were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries while the drivers of the first two vehicles were taken to hospital for mandatory drug and alcohol testing.

The occupants of the third car escaped uninjured, police said.

The genders and ages of the deceased and details of the injured were not immediately known.

The Barton Highway is expected to remain closed for several hours while the scene is examined.

Diversions are in place, with motorists urged to check for updates.