P-plater dies in crash – South Coast

A teenager has died in a two-vehicle crash on the state’s South Coast today.

Just after midday (Friday 14 January 2022), emergency services were called to the intersection of the Princes Highway and Bingie Road, Bergalia, about 10km south of Moruya, following reports of a two-vehicle crash.

Police have been told a silver Toyota Yaris hatchback was travelling west on Bingie Road at Bergalia, before turning onto the Princes Highway, where the hatchback and a white Mercedes van collided.

The P-plater driver of the hatchback – a girl aged 17 – died at the scene.

The 62-year-old male driver of the van sustained minor injuries and was taken to Moruya Hospital for mandatory testing.

An investigation is underway into the circumstances surrounding the crash.

As inquiries continue, anyone with information or dashcam footage is urged to contact police immediately.

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

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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