Woman dead, man critically injured in horror NSW crash

A woman has been killed and a man critically injured in a horror single-vehicle crash in the NSW Northern Tablelands.

The accident occurred on the Oxley Highway at Carroll, near Gunnedah, shortly before 7pm last night.

Police said a 54-year-old man lost control of his Holden Commodore station wagon around a sweeping right-hand bend.


The vehicle left the road and slid several metres across a grassed area before slamming side-on into a steel power pole.

A 32-year-old woman who had been sitting in the front passenger died at the scene.

The driver sustained life-threatening injuries.

He was rushed by ambulance to Gunnedah Hospital where he was then loaded into a helicopter and flown to John Hunter Hospital in a critical condition.

Crash investigators have seized the Commodore for a forensic mechanical examination.

A report will be prepared for the Coroner outlining the full circumstances surrounding the woman’s death.

As a result of the crash residents in the Carroll area remained without power this morning.