Passenger dies following single-vehicle crash - Cooma

Sunday, 19 November 2023 11:23:01 AM

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

About 11.45pm (Saturday 18 November 2023), emergency services were called to Vulcan Street, Cooma, after reports a car had left the road and hit a tree.

Officers attached to Monaro Police District attended and located a man in the front passenger seat of the Ford Falcon.

The man, aged in his 20s, was assessed by paramedics; however, he died at the scene. He is yet to be formally identified.

A crime scene was established, which has been forensically examined by specialist officers attached to the Crash Investigation Unit.

Police were told the driver was seen fleeing following the crash and a 23-year-old man was arrested after presenting to Canberra Hospital with injuries. He remains in a stable condition under police guard.

An investigation is underway into the circumstances surrounding the crash.

A report will be prepared for the Coroner.

As inquiries continue, any witnesses or anyone with information is urged to contact police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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.