Broken Hill man killed in car crash

A Broken Hill man has died in an accident on the Barrier Highway 50kms east of Cobar.

A Holden Colorado ute, a Jeep Cherokee and a road train collided around 8.40pm Monday, 30 May 2022, 50km east of Cobar according to the Central North Police.

Officers attached to Central North Police District have been told the utility and road train was travelling toward Sydney and the 4WD was travelling toward Cobar when the crash occurred in the eastbound lanes.

The road train subsequently left the roadway, crashed into a culvert and rolled according to police.

Police reported that there was a 33-year-old woman in the front seat and six-year-old child in the back seat of the ute, both were taken to Cobar District Hospital.

The 33-year-old woman was reported to have suffered broken ribs.

The driver of the 4WD, a 28-year-old man from Chipping Norton, and the truck driver, a 65-year-old man from Dubbo, escaped injury and were taken to Cobar District Hospital for mandatory testing.

Police report that they will allege the 4WD driver refused to be tested and was taken to Cobar Police Station.

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The Barrier Highway remains closed in both directions at Canbelego with traffic diversions in place via Nymagee and Hermidale.

There is no forecast re-opening time and motorists need to monitor www.livetraffic.com for updates.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.

Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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