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Southern Region Crash Investigation Unit

Police Investigate Fatal Crash – Gerringong

Police have appealed for a truck driver who might hold vital information about a fatal crash at Gerringong, on the state’s south coast, to come forward.

About 8.45am yesterday (Friday 6 November), a Holden Commodore station wagon was towing a trailer southbound on the Princes Highway at Gerringong.

The vehicle was being driven by a 49-year-old Windang man, who had a 48-year-old man as a passenger.

It appears the vehicle jack-knifed as it negotiated a small rise and crossed to the northbound lanes.

The side of the Holden hit a guard rail while the trailer struck a Toyota van being driven by a 75-year-old Nowra man, who had a 73-year-old female passenger with him.

Both occupants of the Toyota were trapped and had to be released. The elderly woman was airlifted from the crash scene but died prior to reaching hospital.

The highway was blocked for several hours while investigations were undertaken.

Officers from the Southern Region Crash Investigation Unit are continuing their inquiries and have seized both vehicles for mechanical examination.

Investigators have appealed for the driver of a heavy vehicle that was travelling in front of the Toyota van to come forward. Officers have stressed that vehicle was not involved in the collision but the driver might be able to provide Police with vital information.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact Crash Investigators via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

A report outlining the full circumstances of the death will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

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