5 April 2023

UPDATE: Two people arrested following fatal crash in the Riverina

| Chris Roe
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Police are investigating the cause of the incident. Photo: Julia Gomina.

UPDATED 2:45 pm: A man and woman are in custody as inquiries continue into the death of four people following a crash in the Riverina last night.

Emergency services responded to reports of an accident at the intersection of Research Road and Toorak Road, Yanco, south of Leeton.

A Hyundai Getz had crashed into a pole and rolled down an embankment and into a water channel.

A 36-year-old woman and three boys aged 10, 11 and 12 were declared deceased at the scene and are yet to be formally identified.

Officers from the Murrumbidgee Police District established a crime scene with specialist officers from the Crash Investigation Unit.

Detectives commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash and visited a unit in Griffith just before 8 am this morning (5 April).

Investigators spoke to a 32-year-old man and a 50-year-old woman, who were subsequently arrested and taken to Griffith Police Station where they remain in custody.

Inquiries continue.

8:00 am: A woman and three young boys have died after a single-vehicle crash in the Riverina overnight.

Shortly after 11 pm last night, emergency services responded to reports that a vehicle had crashed into a pole and veered down an embankment into a water channel onto its roof at the intersection of Research Road and Toorak Road, Yanco – approximately 7 km south of Leeton.

All four occupants of the vehicle died at the scene before the arrival of emergency services.

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Whilst yet to be formally identified, the occupants are believed to be a 36-year-old woman and three boys aged 10, 11 and 12 who are all related to one another.

Murrumbidgee Police have established a crime scene and specialist officers are investigating.

More to come.

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