Mum, 45, dies as her two children survive tragic truck crash

A mother has died while her two children suffered serious injuries in a collision on the Sturt Highway in South Australia’s Riverland region.

The 45-year-old woman died when her car collided with a B-double at the intersection of the Sturt Highway and the Old Sturt Highway near Barmera on Tuesday night.

Her 12-year-old son and 10-year-old daughter suffered minor injuries and were taken to hospital to be assessed. The driver of the B-double was not injured.

The intersection where Old Sturt Highway meets the Sturt Highway. A mum was killed here in a car crash on Tuesday night but her two children survived. Source: Google Maps, file

The intersection was closed for some time with diversions in place and motorists were advised to avoid the area.

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