Police are responding to fatal crash at Ward Belt, South Australia

A man has been arrested following a fatal collision in the Barossa late last night.

Just before 11.30pm on Tuesday 15 June, police and emergency services were called to Northern Expressway, Ward Belt after reports of a collision.

Police will allege a Holden Cruze was travelling north on the Northern Expressway when the driver collided with wire cabling on the median strip and lost control causing the vehicle to spin.

A second vehicle, a Holden station wagon, also travelling north on the expressway swerved to avoid colliding with the Cruze, however also clipped the wire cabling and came to a stop a short distance away.

A third vehicle, a Mitsubishi Triton, drove past the incident and the driver allegedly crashed into the female driver of the Cruze who had stepped out of her vehicle. Sadly, the 44-year-old from Andrews Farm died at the scene.

The Mitsubishi was located approximately one kilometre from the scene. The driver, a 21-year-old man from Para Hills was arrested and is expected to be charged with leaving the scene of a fatal crash, aggravated driving without due care and other traffic offences.

The number of lives lost on South Australian roads this year is now 51, compared with 45 at this time last year.

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