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Saturday, January 16, 2021

One dead, two injured in Muswellbrook crash

In tragic circumstances, a man died in a two-vehicle crash in Muswellbrook yesterday evening.

About 6.30pm on Wednesday 16 December, emergency services were called to Thomas Mitchell Drive, Muswellbrook, after reports a Hyundai Getz and a Nissan Pulsar had collided.

The Hyundai driver and sole occupant, a 28-year-old man, died at the scene.

The driver of the Nissan, a 20-year-old woman, was freed by Fire and Rescue NSW and airlifted to John Hunter Hospital in a serious condition.

A 10-year-old girl, who was travelling in the back seat, was also flown to hospital suffering suspected fractures.

A seven-week-old boy in the same vehicle escaped injury but was taken to hospital to be checked as a precaution.

Officers from Hunter Valley Police District established a crime scene which is being forensically examined and have started an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash. A report will be prepared for the Coroner.

Anyone with details about this incident, or dashcam vision, is urged to contact Crime Stoppers via 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.

Information is treated in strict confidence.