Man dies when utes collide near Nyngan

Police are investigating a fatal two-vehicle collision that occurred in the state’s west yesterday.

About 1.20pm Monday (11 November 2019), emergency services were called to the scene of a head-on collision on the Barrier Highway between Nyngan and Cobar.

Police believe a Mazda utility being driven by a 33-year-old man and a Toyota Hilux being driven by a 24-year-old-man, collided in the west-bound lanes.

The younger man died at the scene.

The 33-year-old sustained minor injuries and was taken to Cobar Hospital for mandatory testing, before being airlifted to Dubbo Hospital for further treatment and observation.

A crime scene was established by officers from Central North Police District, and the Central West Crash Investigation Unit commenced inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the crash.

A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or Information is treated in strict confidence.

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