Man, 40, dies in hospital after colliding with tree near Yass

Charlotte 24 October 2016

The Canberra Hospital

A 40-year-old man who was critically injured in a car accident on the Hume Highway near Yass on Saturday morning died at Canberra Hospital yesterday.

At about 7.30am on Saturday, the man was driving a white Mitsubishi Lancer north along the Hume Highway near Bowning (about 15km north west of Yass) when the vehicle left the road and hit a tree.

Witnesses went to the assistance of the driver before he was treated by ambulance paramedics and taken to Canberra Hospital in a critical condition.

According to a statement from NSW Police, the man died at the hospital yesterday.

Officers from The Hume Local Area Command continue to investigate the crash and 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. Information provided will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

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