Man dies when car and semi collide south of Holbrook

A man has died after his car and a truck collided head-on on Hume Highway south of Holbrook this morning.

Officers from Murray River Police District were called to Woomargama, 15km south of Holbrook, responding to reports a car and a semi-trailer had crashed about 3am (Friday 23 September 2022).

Emergency services arrived to find a southbound Toyota Yaris and a northbound semi-trailer had collided head-on in the northbound lanes.

The driver, and sole occupant, of the car died at the scene. He has not been identified.

The driver of the truck escaped injury and has been taken to Albury Base Hospital for mandatory testing.

An investigation is now underway into the circumstances leading up to the crash, including why the car was on the wrong side of the highway.

Anyone with information about the crash – or who has dashcam of the vehicles involved – is urged to contact Albury Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Diversions are in place via the Olympic Way; however, motorists are advised to check www.livetraffic.com for updates.

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.

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