7 May 2022

Woman dies in Isabella Plains crash

| Ian Bushnell
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Police said the vehicle appeared to have been involved in a rear-end collision before hitting a tree. Photo: File.

A woman has died this afternoon (Saturday 7 May) in a single vehicle collision on Isabella Drive, Isabella Plains, in Canberra’s south.

Police said that at about 1:20 pm they received reports that a Nissan sedan with three occupants had hit a tree at the intersection of Isabella Drive and Drumston Street.

Despite the efforts of witnesses, ACT Ambulance Service paramedics, ACT Fire & Rescue and police, the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

The two other occupants of the vehicle were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

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Witnesses have indicated the sedan was involved in a minor rear-end collision with another vehicle before crashing into the tree.

Drivers should avoid the surrounding area while the Major Collision Team conducts its investigation.

The death takes the number of people to have died on the ACT’s roads this year to six.

Anyone who witnessed either of the collisions, who has not already spoken to police, is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website. Please quote reference P2072305.

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So from onscene looks like she smashed a car on one side of the round about then sped though and hit a tree on the other side of the roundabout. What’s not clear was it a hit and run?

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