A YOUNG woman has tragically died after falling out of a Jeep 4WD and hitting a road sign in country NSW.
The 23-year-old woman from Dubbo was a passenger in the Jeep which was being driven by a 53-year-old man from the Central Coast along the Newell Highway south of Dubbo around 5pm on Boxing Day.
Police said for reasons yet to be determined, the woman fell from the vehicle as it passed through the small community of Peak Hill, 48km north of Parkes.
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The woman sustained life-threatening injuries after reportedly hitting a road sign.
Passing motorists tried desperately to keep her alive until paramedics arrived and took over treatment.
The woman was rushed to Peak Hill Hospital but sadly her injuries were too severe and she could not be saved.
The 53-year-old driver has undergone mandatory drug and alcohol tests and is “assisting investigators with their inquiries”, police said.
A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.
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