MOTORISTS are being urged to avoid the place of an accident on the Bruxner Highway, five minutes outside Casino.
MOTORISTS are being urged to avoid the place of an accident on the Bruxner Highway, five minutes outside Casino. Marc Stapelberg

Two dead after car and truck collide on Bruxner Highway

UPDATED 6pm: TWO people have died following a head-on collision near Casino on Wednesday afternoon.

About 3.50pm, emergency services were called to the Bruxner Highway, near Richardsons Lane, about 10km east of Casino, following reports a Holden Commodore and truck collided.

The male driver and female passenger of the Commodore, both believed to be aged in their 60s, died at the scene and are yet to be formally identified.

The male driver of the truck was uninjured and taken to hospital for mandatory testing.

Officers from Richmond Police District established a crime scene and will investigate the circumstances surrounding the crash.

A report will be prepared for the Coroner.

 

ORIGINAL STORY: MOTORISTS are being urged to avoid the scene of a crash on the Bruxner Highway, five minutes outside Casino.

The Bruxner Highway is closed in both directions at Clovass, just east of Casino, due to a truck and car crash at Caniaba Road.

Westbound motorists can divert via Caniaba Road at Loftville before rejoining the highway at Casino.

Eastbound motoriists at Casino should use Spring Grove Road and Caniaba Road before rejoining the highway at Loftville.

Emergency services remain at the crash site.

Richmond Police District advised of the "very bad two vehicle accident on the Bruxner, five minutes outside Casino on the Casino-Lismore road".

"There will be delays and possible road closures."

Allow extra travel time and drive to conditions.

 


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