A woman has died, and a man has been seriously injured after a two-car collision on the Barton Highway at Murrumbateman near Gounyan Road at approximately 6:10 am this morning.

The driver of a Kia – a woman aged 38, died at the scene. The driver of a Toyota Hilux – a man aged 31 – was trapped before being freed by Fire and Rescue NSW. He was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being airlifted to Canberra Hospital.

NSW Ambulance stated the man was airlifted to Canberra Hospital in a serious but stable condition suffering a broken ankle, pelvic and abdominal injuries.

“This was a very serious accident with both vehicles suffering extensive damage leading to one man being trapped,” said NSW AMBULANCE Inspector Paul Box.

“The Toll Ambulance Rescue Helicopter was also called to this scene with the aeromedical team treating the patient for a number of injuries by administering pain relief and applying a pelvic binder. Paramedics worked alongside Fire and Rescue NSW to safely extricate the man before taking him to hospital.”

“This was an incredibly confronting scene for our crews, and we encourage everyone to drive safely.”

Officers attached to The Hume Police District established a crime scene, which was examined by specialist forensic police.

The highway has since reopened to traffic.
An investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash is underway.
Any witnesses – including motorists with dashcam vision – are urged to call Yass Police on (02) 6226 9399 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.

Image at top – generic TOLL Rescue Helicopter