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23 March, 2022

Two car collision closes highway

A two-vehicle crash caused the Newell Highway towards Dubbo to be closed in both directions last week.

By Emily Middleton

Around 12:54pm on Thursday, March 17, emergency services were called to the Newell Highway - about 5 kilometres south of Gilgandra - after reports a white Kia and white Nissan had crashed.

Six people including an infant escaped with minor injuries. The driver and two passengers, including an infant, of the Kia were treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics at the scene for minor injuries.

The driver and two passengers of the Nissan were also treated at the scene for minor injuries, before one of the passengers was taken to Dubbo Hospital for further treatment.

Officers from the Orana Mid-Western Police District attended and began an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash. The Newell Highway was closed in both directions for about an hour.

As inquiries continue, anyone who has information or dashcam footage of the crash is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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