Police are responding to fatal crash near Armidale

Police are investigating a two-vehicle fatal crash in the state’s Northern Tablelands.

About 5.35am today (Sunday 13 March 2022), emergency services were called to the New England Highway, Black Mountain – about 25km north of Armidale – following reports that a hatch back and truck had collided head on.

The driver and sole occupant of the hatch back – a 38-year-old Cranebrook woman – died at the scene.

The truck driver – a 59-year-old West Tamworth man – was uninjured. He was taken to Armidale Hospital for mandatory testing. There were no passengers in the truck.

Officers from New England Police District established a crime scene and commenced an investigation into the circumstances of the crash.

As inquiries continue, police are appealing for anyone who has information or dashcam footage to contact Armidale Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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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