Following the fatal crash which occurred near Tilba on Saturday it is now confirmed that all those involved in the accident involving a Corolla and a Toyota Land Cruiser were overseas travellers. The highway was blocked to traffic for nearly ten hours with local diversions put in place via Ridge Road for northern bound traffic and Sunnyside Road for south bound.
Officers from Far South Coast Local Area Command attended. A crime scene was established and investigators from the Crash Investigation Unit were also in attendance.
The driver of the Corolla, a 19-year-old woman, died at the scene. The passenger, a 19-year-old man, was airlifted to Canberra Hospital in a critical but stable condition.
The driver of the Land Cruiser, a 19-year-old man, was uninjured and taken to Bega Hospital for mandatory blood and urine tests.
The three teenage passengers of the Land Cruiser were treated by NSW Ambulance Paramedics and taken to Bega Hospital with minor injuries.
A brief will be prepared for the Coroner.
Police are urging witnesses to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Over Christmas NSW Police conducted the #Five2Arrive campaign. During the operation police wanted road users to think about the #Five2Arrive; five simple tips for road users in order to arrive home safely: Don’t speed. Don’t drink and drive. Wear a seatbelt. Put your phone away, and Take regular breaks. On day three of the campaign there were 20 people injured in 48 major crashes, and a total of 3,735 infringements handed out; including 1,351 for speeding. Below is a VERY POWERFUL video by the NSW Transport for NSW - Centre for Road Safety - When other people make mistakes, your speed decides the outcome. Slow down.