Car Accident At Canberra, Death – In the early hours of today, Saturday, April 15, an accident on the Federal Highway near Sutton claimed the life of a 23-year-old man. It was early in the morning when the incident occurred. A B-double tractor trailer and a ute were both involved in the one o’clock in the morning incident. The identity of the deceased driver of the automobile remains unclear at this time. The ute’s driver was discovered dead at the site. The truck driver, who is 53 years old, was not significantly hurt in the crash, but he was sent to the hospital for mandatory tests anyhow.
The traffic heading northbound is being redirected onto the highway at Sutton Road from Mckeahnie Lane, the Federal Highway Service Road, and Sutton Road. This is required so that vehicles can be redirected into the main road at Sutton Road. The Easter holiday driving season has gotten off to a deadly start, with four deaths and the closure of a major motorway leading out of Canberra. At least eight people have been killed on the roadways during the past two days due to extreme weather.
Two adults in their 50s and three men in their 20s were involved in an automobile accident at around 6:45 a.m. on the Barton Highway, halfway between the Australian Capital Territory and the New South Wales town of Murrumbateman, during heavy rain. Both the male driver and male front passenger of a Ford Ranger, both aged 54, and the female driver of a Mitsubishi truck, also aged 54, were pronounced dead at the site. The male Ford passenger who was also injured at the incident was taken to the hospital in critical condition.
It was estimated that all three were in their twenties. In the moments following the crash, emergency crews from the ACT and NSW used three rescue helicopters to free trapped passengers. Tracy Chapman, an associate commissioner in New South Wales, described the several deaths as “horrific” and expressed her condolences to the victims’ loved ones and the local community. She mentioned that she had heard that some of the deceased passengers were locals.