Investigations continue after two RFS volunteers die in crash

Crash investigators are continuing inquiries into the rollover of a Rural Fire Service (RFS) truck, which claimed the lives of two volunteer fire fighters overnight.

Initial inquiries revealed the RFS truck, which contained five male RFS volunteers, was responding to bushfires and travelling on Wilson Drive, Buxton, when a tree fell onto the cabin about 11.30pm (Thursday 19 December 2019).

The truck appears to have travelled out of control for a short distance before rolling over.

The 32-year-old driver and the 35-year-old front passenger died at the scene.

Three other passengers – aged 24, 26, and 43 – were able to free themselves from the truck and were treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics and taken to Liverpool Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Specialist officers from the Crash Investigation Unit have commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash.

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.

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