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UPDATE: Two killed in car crash at Salamander Bay


Police investigations are continuing after a fatal two-car crash in Salamander Bay yesterday.

At about 2pm on Wednesday 26 August, a Toyota Aurion travelling north along Port Stephens Drive and a Holden Commodore travelling west along Salamander Way collided at a roundabout.

Three people were trapped for a short time following the crash.

NSW Ambulance paramedics commenced CPR on the Toyota driver, a 77-year-old woman, and her passenger, an 80-year old man, however they both died at the scene.

The Holden driver, a 44-year-old man, was treated at the scene before being taken to John Hunter Hospital for a head injury in a stable condition.

Officers from the Crash Investigation Unit attended and have commenced inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the crash.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


Two people have died following a two-car crash at Salamander Bay this afternoon.

Emergency services were called to the intersection of Port Stephens Drive and Salamander Way at about 2pm, following reports two vehicles had collided.

It’s understood three people were trapped for a short time following the crash.

The male driver of one vehicle died at the scene, while the female passenger was due to be airlifted to John Hunter Hospital; however, she died shortly after. They are yet to be formally identified.

The male driver of the other vehicle has been taken to Tomaree Hospital for mandatory testing.

A crime scene has been established, with officers from the Crash Investigation Unit currently on scene.

An investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash has been launched.

Traffic is slow in the area, with police expecting both roads to be impacted for some time.

Officers are urging drivers to avoid the area or to take an alternate route home.

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