17 April 2023

Man dies in hospital following fatal crash on Sturt Highway

| Shri Gayathirie Rajen
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Multiple emergency services were called to Sturt Highway on Saturday following reports of a single-vehicle crash. Photo: NSW RFS Forest Hill Brigade.

A man has died following a single-vehicle crash over the weekend.

Emergency services were called to the Sturt Highway at Alfredtown, 15 km east of Wagga Wagga, following reports of a crash around 6:20 pm on Saturday (15 April).

Police said officers from Riverina Police District found a Mitsubishi Triton utility had left the roadway and crashed into a tree.

The Sturt Highway was closed for several hours due to the serious nature of the accident and to facilitate the landing of the Toll Ambulance Rescue helicopter to land on the highway safely.

The 78-year-old driver and single occupant of the vehicle were treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to Wagga Wagga Base Hospital in critical condition.

Riverina Police District established a crime scene and commenced investigations into the circumstances of the crash.

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Police said the investigating officer received information that the 78-year-old man had died in the hospital on Sunday (16 April).

Police will prepare a report outlining the circumstances of the man’s death for the information of the Coroner.

As inquiries continue, anyone with dashcam vision or further information is urged to contact Wagga Wagga Police Station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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Roderick Graham1:57 pm 17 Apr 23

It says the driver and single occupant if the vehicle ‘were’ treated, so as well as the poor man who passed away, what injuries did the other person receive?

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