16 February 2023

80-year-old man dies at hospital following a two-vehicle crash

| Shri Gayathirie Rajen
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Wagga Wagga Base Hospital. Photo: Michelle Kroll.

A man has died in hospital following a two-vehicle crash about 30km southwest of Wagga Wagga last week.

Police say at about 2:30 pm on 10 February emergency services were called to the Olympic Highway at The Rock following reports a Ford Escape SUV and an Isuzu MUX had collided.

The driver of the Ford, an 80-year-old man, suffered injuries to his torso and was taken to Wagga Wagga Base Hospital.

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The driver of the Isuzu, a 60-year-old man, was not injured but was taken to Wagga Wagga Base Hospital as a precaution and for mandatory testing.

Officers from Riverina Police District established a crime scene and commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash.

The 80-year-old man passed away in hospital at about 11 pm last night (February 15).

Investigations are continuing. A report will be prepared for the Coroner.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or go to the Crime Stoppers website.

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