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Investigations underway following double fatal crash near Lithgow

Thursday, 06 January 2022 12:30:04 PM

An investigation is underway following a fatal two-vehicle crash north of Lithgow today.

About 9.30am (Thursday 6 January 2022), emergency services were called to the Castlereagh Highway near Pearsons Lookout – about 5km south of Capertee – following reports a NSW Rural Fire Service truck and a Ford Falcon had collided.

The two male occupants of the Ford died at the scene. They have not yet been formally identified.

The four occupants of the truck were uninjured. The male driver has been taken to hospital for mandatory testing.

Officers attached to Chifley Police District attended and have established a crime scene.

As investigations into the crash continue, police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident, or who has dashcam footage, to come forward and contact Crime Stoppers.

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 information via NSW Police social media pages.