Two arrested as investigations into fatal crash at Albion Park Rail continue

Two people have been arrested on the Central Coast today as part of an investigation into a fatal crash at Albion Park Rail at the weekend.

About 2.20am on Saturday (18 May 2019), a Ford Territory SUV travelling south on the Princes Highway struck a petrol tanker, which was turning out of Creole Street.

A 27-year old man, who was a passenger in the Ford, died at the scene.

The driver of the Ford Territory, a 25-year-old woman, was airlifted to St George Hospital, where she remains in a stable condition.

Two other passengers, a man and woman, both aged 25, were hospitalised and are now also in a stable condition.

Officers from Lake Illawarra Police District established Strike Force Warrane to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Inquiries suggest the Ford Territory was being pursued by another vehicle, a silver Toyota Corolla, at the time of the crash.

Following inquiries, officers from Brisbane Water Police District arrested a 34-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman outside a fast food restaurant in Lisarow just before 2pm today (Wednesday 22 May 2019).

They were taken to Gosford Police Station, where they are assisting police with their inquiries.

Inquires to locate Darren Butler, aged 27, are continuing.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or Information is treated in strict confidence.

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