Man dies following single-vehicle crash - Riverina

Sunday, 16 April 2023 09:18:53 PM

A man has died following a single-vehicle crash in the state’s Riverina yesterday.

About 6.20pm yesterday (Saturday 15 April 2023), emergency services were called to the Sturt Highway at Alfredtown – about 15km east of Wagga Wagga – following reports of a crash.

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

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

A crime scene was established, and an investigation into the circumstances of the crash commenced.

This afternoon (Sunday 16 April 2023), investigating police received information that the 78-year-old man had passed away in hospital.

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

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

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.