Four People Tragically Die After Fatal Good Friday Crash on Barton Highway 

Four people have died following a two-vehicle crash on the Barton Highway on Good Friday.

Just after 6.45am (Friday 7 April), emergency services were called to the road, near Casuarina Lane, at Jeir – about 30km south-east of Yass – following reports of a crash.

On arrival, officers from The Hume Police District found a Ford Ranger utility and a Mitsubishi Triton utility had collided.

The driver and passenger of the Mitsubishi, a 52-year-old woman, and the front passenger, a 54-year-old man, died at the scene.

It was revealed over the weekend that the two deceased from the Mitsubishi ute were Yass locals, husband and wife, Craig (54) and Dianne (52) Perry.

Susan Turner-Davis, Manager at Yass Pets where Craig and Dianne’s son Luke works, turned to social media to commemorate the much-loved local couple.

She said, “Dianne and Craig were outstanding parents to Luke and his siblings and well-respected members of the Yass community.”

“They were always compassionate, and understanding, and had never-ending support not only to their family but also to friends or anyone who just needed a hand. 

“Dianne always had a bright genuine smile along with kind words and a willing hand. Craig was a man of few words but those words were always golden and came with his trademark dry grin.

“Dianne and Craig enjoyed a very special marriage and a loving family. They were valued members of the Yass community and shared love and support with their families, friends, and the community. 

“They will be missed not only by their families but by all who knew them.   

“Rest in peace special people, thank you for all you gave to your families, friends, and our community.”

One passenger of the Ford Ranger –believed to be aged his 20s – also died at the scene. He has not been formally identified.

Another man who was travelling in the Ford Ranger was taken to Canberra Hospital in a critical condition.

A crime scene was established, and investigations are underway into the circumstances surrounding the crash.

As inquiries continue, anyone with dashcam vision or further information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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.