Woman killed, several injured as car and coach collide

A WOMAN has died and several others, including children, have been injured following a serious crash near Dubbo today.

About 3pm Wednesday 14 October 2015, emergency services responded to reports of an accident between a coach and a car on the Mitchell Highway, about 10km east of Wongarbon.

As a result of the crash a woman believed to be aged in her 40s is deceased.


The driver of the coach has been airlifted to Orange Base Hospital with serious injuries.

A number of school children who were on the coach were taken to Dubbo Base Hospital. Four of the children sustained minor injuries; the others were not injured but will be assessed at the hospital.

The Mitchell Highway is currently closed between Dubbo and Wellington and diversions are in place.

A report will be prepared for the Coroner.