Three die, one critically injured in crash at Muswellbrook

Three people have died, and a man is in a critical condition, following a head-on crash at Muswellbrook overnight.

Just before 9.30pm (Sunday 17 January 2021), emergency services were called to Bengalla Road following a crash between a Kia Carnival and a utility.

The driver and sole occupant of the utility – a man believed to be aged in his 30s – died at the scene.

The male driver and a female passenger in the Kia also died at the scene. They are yet to formally identified and their ages aren’t known.

A passenger in the Kia, a man believed to be aged in his 60s, was airlifted to John Hunter Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Police from Hunter Valley Police District established a crime scene and an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash is underway.

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. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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