Three people have died, and a man is in a critical condition, following a head-on crash at Muswellbrook overnight.
Just before 9.30pm (Sunday 17 January 2021), emergency services were called to Bengalla Road following a crash between a Kia Carnival and a utility.
The driver and sole occupant of the utility – a man believed to be aged in his 30s – died at the scene.
The male driver and a female passenger in the Kia also died at the scene. They are yet to formally identified and their ages aren’t known.
A passenger in the Kia, a man believed to be aged in his 60s, was airlifted to John Hunter Hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Police from Hunter Valley Police District established a crime scene and an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash is underway.
A report will be prepared for the Coroner.