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Double fatality after truck and car collide on Pacific Highway

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Two people have died after a car and a truck had head-on collision on the the Pacific Highway about 1 km south of Broadwater on Saturday afternoon.

About 2.30pm today (Saturday 17 October 2015), emergency services were called to, after reports of a serious motor vehicle crash.

Police have been told a B-double and car travelling in opposite directions have collided.

A southbound RAV4 veered onto the wrong side of the road, colliding with the oncoming truck.

The truck then veered off the highway and crashed into a tree.

The drivers of both vehicles died at the scene.

Both vehicles and nearby bushland caught fire.

Two males travelling in a third vehicle, a utility, have been taken to hospital for minor injuries after their car collided with the RAV4.

The driver of the utility will undergo compulsory blood and urine tests.

Police continue to make inquiries and officers from the Crash Investigation Unit would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident or events leading up to the incident.

The Pacific Highway was closed in both directions between Rileys Hill and Wyrallah Roads for several hours.

Police will prepare a report for the Coroner.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page.


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