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Investigation continues after three die in crash near Cowra

Friday, 23 April 2021 04:47:00 PM

Police continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding a car crash, where three people died, in the state’s Central West yesterday.

About 4pm (Thursday 22 April 2021), emergency services responded to reports of a two-vehicle crash on the Mid Western Highway near Woodstock, located 35 kilometres east of Cowra.

Upon arrival, officers attached to Chifley Police District found a white 2004 Holden utility and silver 2013 Toyota Yaris had collided head-on.

The Toyota was travelling in an easterly direction, and the Holden was travelling west, when the collision occurred in the east-bound lanes. Both vehicles suffered heavy damage.

The two occupants of the Toyota, an 87-year-old man and an 85-year-old woman from Lyndhurst, died at the scene.

The sole occupant of the Holden, a 76-year-old man from Young, was also declared deceased.

“The people who have passed away as a result of this collision have come from country areas and, being small communities, it will have a significant impact on those towns,” Chifley Police District Chief Inspector Glenn Cogdell.

“My condolences to the families, friends and colleagues of those who have died as a result of this tragedy.”

Police are appealing to anyone who witnessed the crash, or has dashcam footage, to contact Chifley Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

A report is being prepared for 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.