Head-on crash at Nowra Road, Moss Vale

May 17, 9.08am:

Nowra Road, near Moss Vale, was closed for six hours after a head-on collision at 2.45pm on May 16.

A Mercedes and Toyota were involved in the crash.

A 79-year-old woman, travelling in the rear of the Toyota, died at the scene.

The 57-year-old man driving the Toyota had to be released from the wreckage before being taken to Liverpool Hospital for treatment to minor injuries.

The front-seat passenger of the Toyota, a 71-year-old woman, was also taken to Liverpool Hospital for treatment to minor injuries.

The 68-year-old male driver of the Mercedes suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to Liverpool Hospital for treatment.

Police from Lake Illawarra Crash Investigation Unit attended and have commenced inquiries into the incident. A report will be prepared 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: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/

4.38pm:

A 79-year-old woman has been killed as a result of a head-on collision on Nowra Road.

The Western Sydney woman was a passenger in one of the two cars involved in the accident.

Sergeant McCarthy was on the scene, and said ambulance officers had attempted to revive the woman.

“She passed away as a result of her injuries,” he said.

The other three people involved in the crash were treated by ambulance officers at the scene, and will be taken to hospital as a precaution.

Sergeant McCarthy said the Crash Investigation Unit had been contacted to examine the scene.

“We expect this road will be closed for a number of hours,” he said.

4.03pm:

Nowra Road has been closed between Mount Ashby Road towards Moss Vale and Sheepwash Road near Fitzroy Falls.

Helicopter paramedics are currently on the scene, along with police, fire and rescue and the SES.

Motorists are advised to detour via the Illawarra Highway.

May 16, 4.00pm:

Nowra Road is closed after a head-on collision.

Motorists are advised to find an alternative route.

A helicopter has landed on site.

The number of people and any injuries are unknown at this stage.

More details to come.

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