CENTRAL WEST, NSW, Australia - Three people have been killed in a two-vehicle collision in the New South Wales Central West.
The crash occurred late Thursday afternoon on the Mid Western Highway, near Woodstock, which is 35 kilometres from Cowra, and 85 miles south-west of Bathurst.
Upon arrival at the scene, 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 driver and 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 said Friday.
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.