Fatal crash – Bewong

A man has died following a crash on the state’s south coast overnight.

About 3.30am (Thursday 18 June 2020), emergency services were called to the Princes Highway at Bewong after a B-double truck and a Hyundai van collided.

The driver of the van died at the scene. He has not yet been formally identified.

The driver of the truck was not injured but has been taken to hospital to undergo mandatory tests.

Officers from South Coast Police District remain at the scene and are investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash.

The Princes Highway is closed in both directions in the area. NSW Traffic advise: The Princes Highway is closed in both directions at Bewong (south of Nowra) due to a truck and car crash near Bewong Roadhouse.

Northbound and southbound traffic is diverting via Turpentine Road, Braidwood Road (Nerriga Road) and Kings Highway.

The diversion is not suitable for heavy vehicles, which should delay their travel or consider the Hume Highway, Federal Highway and Kings Highway instead.

All emergency services and traffic crews are at the scene of the crash.

Exercise caution, allow plenty of extra travel time and follow directions of traffic crews and emergency services.

For the latest traffic information, visit www.livetraffic.com, download the Live Traffic NSW app or call 132 701.

A report will be prepared for the Coroner.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.


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