Police are responding to fatal crash – Hunter Region

Investigations are underway following a fatal crash in the Hunter Region today.

Just before 11am (Saturday 1 October 2022), emergency services were called to Flaggs Road near Depot Road, Merriwa, following reports a vehicle had left the roadway and hit a tree, before rolling a number of times.

NSW Ambulance paramedics attended and assisted the occupants; however, one of the passengers – a 10-year-old boy – died at the scene.

The second passenger – a 15-year-old girl – was taken by road to John Hunter Hospital in a stable condition.

The driver – a 46-year-old man – was airlifted to the same hospital in a critical condition.

Officers from Hunter Valley Police District have commenced inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the crash and are appealing for anyone with information or dashcam footage to come forward.

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 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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