15 April 2023

Driver killed in fatal crash between semi-trailer and ute on Federal Highway

| Albert McKnight
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A man died in a fatal crash on the Federal Highway on Saturday. Photo: File.

The driver of a ute has died in a two-vehicle collision on the Federal Highway early on Saturday morning (15 April).

A NSW Police spokesperson said emergency services were called to the highway at Sutton, just north-east of Canberra, at about 1 am after being told a semi-trailer and a ute had collided.

Paramedics arrived to find the male driver of the ute deceased. The police spokesperson said he is yet to be formally identified.

The 53-year-old driver of the semi-trailer was not injured and was taken to hospital for mandatory testing. No-one else was in the vehicles.

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Police established a crime scene, which will be examined by specialist officers and a report will be prepared for the coroner.

According to Live Traffic NSW, the highway was closed in a northbound direction during the day and motorists were asked to avoid the area and use an alternative route.

Motorists were being diverted via Mckeahnie Lane, the Federal Highway Service Road and Sutton Road to return to the Federal Highway.

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This fatal crash follows the horror car crash on the Barton Highway just over a week ago, where four people were killed.

Then on Easter Saturday, a two-car crash on Gungahlin Drive in the ACT saw three people taken to hospital.

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