A woman who was a mother of three has died and a man was left in serious condition after a collision between two vehicles in west central New South Wales. Police are investigating the collision as a possible domestic occurrence. New South Wales Police are investigating the collision which took place between a sedan and a truck on Speedy Street in Molong on Friday. The 36-year-old driver of the sedan was found dead at the scene, while two of her passengers, girls aged 8 and 13, were rushed to hospital with minor injuries.
The man driving the ute, 35, was pulled from the car but is currently in critical condition at Royal North Shore Hospital. That the two drivers knew each other was confirmed by a New South Wales Police Department spokeswoman to the ABC. Police are investigating the collision as a possible domestic dispute based on this information.
Following the tragic event, Mayor of Cabonne Council Kevin Beatty said the tiny hamlet of Molong was left in shock. “The community is in mourning,” the town’s mayor said. This young family was firmly rooted in the community and played an active role in its affairs. “As you walk down the street, you’ll notice everyone knows each other…it’s just a very welcoming community that’s completely shocked right now.” Councilor Beatty expressed his confidence that the neighborhood will come together to support the woman’s children.