Critical incident investigation underway following fatal crash - Forbes

Saturday, 11 February 2023 07:37:11 PM

A critical incident investigation is underway following a fatal crash in the state’s Central West.

About 2.30pm today (Saturday 11 February 2023), officers attached to Central West Police District attempted to stop a Nissan Navara on the Newell Highway at Forbes.

A pursuit was initiated after the vehicle failed to stop; however, a short time later the Nissan was involved in a crash with a truck.

The driver died at the scene. He hasn’t been formally identified but is believed to be a 49-year-old man.

The truck driver wasn’t injured but was taken to hospital to undergo mandatory testing.

A critical incident team comprised of officers from Chifley Police District will investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident.

That 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.