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Girl dies after single vehicle crash - Rankin Springs

Saturday, 04 September 2021 01:13:47 PM

A girl has died following a single vehicle crash in the Riverina Region this morning.

About 8.20am today (Saturday 4 September 2021), emergency services attended Mid Western Highway, Rankin Springs, about 65km north of Griffith, following reports a Ford Transit van travelling east had crossed to the other side of the road and crashed into a tree.

The passenger – a 11-year-old girl – was freed from the vehicle by witnesses and administered CPR, however she died at the scene.

The driver of the vehicle – a 51-year-old woman – was uninjured. She was taken to hospital for mandatory testing.

Officers attached to Murrumbidgee Police District established a crime scene, which will be examined by specialist police from the Crash Investigation Unit.

The Mid Western Highway remains closed in both directions about 2km east of Rankin Springs with traffic diversions in place. Check www.livetraffic.com prior to travelling.

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 crime via NSW Police social media pages.