25 May 2018

UPDATED: Two people have died in three-vehicle collision on Barton Highway

| Lachlan Roberts
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Two people have died in a three-vehicle collision on the Barton Highway at Wallaroo, 3.5 kilometres north of the ACT border.

NSW Police report about 8 am this morning (25 May), two vehicles collided on the Barton Highway, Wallaroo, near the ACT border.

Two passengers in one of the vehicles died at the scene and both drivers have been taken to hospital for mandatory testing.

Multiple passengers in both vehicles have been taken to hospital suffering non-life-threatening injuries.

As a result of the head-on crash, one of the vehicles crashed into a third car. The driver and passengers of the third vehicle were not injured.

The Barton Highway is closed in both directions between Murrumbateman and Canberra.

A NSW Police spokesperson said the highway would be blocked “for a long time”.

Police are diverting traffic to Federal Highway via Sutton Road.

Photo: Live Traffic NSW

Live Traffic NSW report that emergency services including helicopter were still attending.

The highway will remain closed for some time while investigations are carried out by officers from The Hume Police District.

More to come.

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