Ute catches fire following high speed crash

A MAN has been arrested following a fiery high-speed crash in the NSW Southern Highlands.

It happened on the Hume Highway, near the Medway Road offramp at Berrima just after midday on Saturday.

Police said a blue ute travelling south smashed into a guard rail on Wingecarribee Bridge at high speed before colliding with two dual-cab utes and catching fire.


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The driver, a man aged at his 20s, was arrested at the scene and taken to Liverpool Hospital for mandatory drug and alcohol testing.

Miraculously, the occupants of the other two vehicles escaped with only minor physical injuries.

Officers from The Hume Police District are investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash and are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

If you have information for Police, please contact NSW Police on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day. 

You can report also information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via nsw.crimestoppers.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

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