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Sun. Jun 16th, 2024

Three people have died when a car crashed south of Gunnedah this morning.

Emergency services responded to reports of a single-vehicle crash about 6.30am, Wednesday 20 December 2023, closing the Kamilaroi Highway, near Curlewis, about 20km south of Gunnedah.

Three back-seat passengers died at the scene. They are yet to be formally identified.

The driver– a 24-year-old man – was not injured and has been taken to Tamworth Hospital for mandatory testing.

The front passenger – a woman – was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics before she was airlifted to John Hunter Hospital in a serious condition.

Officers attached to the Oxley Police District have established a crime scene and an investigation has commenced with the assistance of specialist officers attached to the crash investigation unit.

The Kamilaroi Highway is closed between Curlewis and Gunnedah. Motorists are urged to avoid the area and monitor www.livetraffic.com for updates.

As inquiries continue police are urging anyone who may have witnessed the crash – or has any available dashcam footage – to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

A report will be prepared for the information of 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 information via NSW Police social media pages.