An investigation is underway after a motorist died in a multi-vehicle crash in the state’s north today.
About 8.20am (Monday 8 March 2021), emergency services responded to the New England Highway, approximately 5km south of Tenterfield, after reports a Ford Falcon travelling south and a water tanker and a Toyota Landcruiser, both travelling north, had collided.
The Ford driver died at the scene. He is yet to be formally identified.
The truck driver, a 43-year- man, and the Toyota driver, a 21-year-old man, were uninjured and taken to hospital for mandatory testing.
A male passenger in the truck suffered minor injuries and was taken to Tenterfield Hospital for treatment.
Officers from New England Police District have established a crime scene, which will be forensically examined.
The New England Highway was closed for several hours; however, it has now reopened.
As inquiries continue, police are appealing to any witnesses to the crash or anyone who might have dash cam footage to contact crash investigators.
A report will be prepared for 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.