1 September 2023

Man dies after utility crashes into a tree and catches fire

| Shri Gayathirie Rajen
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Riverina Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the fatal crash near Temora overnight. Photo: Supplied.

A man in his 40s has died following a single-vehicle crash in Mimosa last night (31 August).

Emergency services were called to Old Wagga South Road, Mimosa, about 15 km southwest of Temora, following reports of a single-vehicle crash at about 8:30 pm.

Police said a Toyota LandCruiser utility was reportedly travelling south when it left the road and hit a gum tree before catching alight.

The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle died at the scene.

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An investigation is underway into the circumstances surrounding the crash.

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

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