TWO men have died and a horse has been injured following two separate traffic accidents in NSW.
The accidents happened within 20 minutes of each other on Tuesday morning.
The first occurred on the New England Highway in the state’s Hunter region just before 10.30am.
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Police said a northbound Mazda sedan collided with a horse transport truck travelling south near the intersection of Sandy Creek Road at Muswellbrook.
Sadly, the 78-year-old local man who was driving the sedan died at the scene.
The driver of the truck escaped uninjured although a horse he was transported sustained a minor injury.
The New England Highway was blocked in both directions while the scene of the crash was examined.
Then, around 10.50am in the state’s south, a 75-year-old man was killed in a two car crash on the Monaro Highway, seven kilometres north of Cooma.
The man had been driving one of the vehicle’s at the time of the crash and died at the scene.
His female passenger was taken to hospital with only minor injuries.
The Monaro Highway was closed to traffic while the scene was examined.
Investigations into the circumstances surrounding the crash are continuing.
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