Critical incident declared after crash - Strathfield

Tuesday, 24 January 2023 04:29:38 AM

A critical incident investigation has been launched into a crash at Strathfield this morning.

Just before 12.30am (Tuesday 24 January 2023), officers from Auburn Highway Patrol were patrolling Centenary Drive, Strathfield, when they attempted to stop the driver of a silver Audi.

When the driver failed to stop as directed, a pursuit was initiated; however, shortly afterwards, the vehicle crashed on the westbound on-ramp to the M4 Motorway, Homebush.

The vehicle, which had rolled onto its roof, was engulfed in flames.

With assistance from members of the public, police attempted to remove the occupants, but were unsuccessful.

After Fire and Rescue NSW extinguished the blaze, two bodies were found in the vehicle. They are yet to be formally identified.

A critical incident team from the Fairfield City Police Area Command will now investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident.

The investigation will be subject to independent review.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.