Investigation underway following fatal crash near Broken Hill

Thursday, 11 November 2021 10:17:40 PM

An investigation is underway after a man died in a head-on crash in the state’s far west this morning.

About 10am (Thursday 11 November 2021), emergency services were called to the Barrier Highway, about 70km east of Broken Hill, after a Holden Captiva and Nissan X-Trail collided head-on.

Officers from Barrier Police District attended and with the assistance of passers-by, removed the occupants of both vehicles.

Attempts were made to revive the Holden driver; however, the 61-year-old man died at the scene.

Three passengers – two men, aged 39 and 40, and a 40-year-old woman - were injured. They were taken to Broken Hill Hospital for treatment.

The Nissan driver, a 71-year-old man, was seriously injured and was also taken to hospital.

A crime scene was established and has since been forensically examined.

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash and will prepare a report for the Coroner.

The Barrier Highway was closed and has since been reopened.

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.