Second man dies in hospital after crash near Yass

Monday, 01 November 2021 08:58:33 AM

A second man has died following a two-vehicle crash near Yass yesterday.

Just before 2am (Sunday 31 October 2021), emergency services were called to the Hume Highway near Rock Lodge Road, Lade Vale, after reports a Mazda 6 and a Pantec truck collided head-on.

Officers from The Hume Police District attended, and initial inquiries suggest a passenger in the Mazda got out and was struck by a second truck, travelling northbound.

The 21-year-old man died at the scene.

The Mazda driver, a 23-year-old man, was airlifted to Canberra Hospital in a critical condition; however, he died about 7.30pm (Sunday 31 October 2021).

The two truck drivers, aged 32 and 65, were uninjured and taken to Yass Hospital for mandatory testing.

A crime scene was established, which will be examined by specialist police from the Crash Investigation Unit.

An investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash is continuing.

A report will be prepared 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 crime via NSW Police social media pages.