Two people have died and another is in a critical condition after a fiery crash involving a B-Double truck and a ute in Adelaide’s far north.
The crash happened on Saturday around 12:15pm on the Stuart Highway between Pimba and Glendambo.
The 23-year-old male driver of the ute from the ACT and a 57-year-old Para Vista woman who was a passenger in the truck were both pronounced dead at the scene.
The 49-year-old truck driver from Para Vista was air lifted to the Royal Adelaide Hospital in a critical condition.
Parts of the Stuart Highway between Pimba and Coober Pedy remain closed to all traffic in both directions as the road surface has been destroyed by the fiery crash.
Major Crash Investigators are currently at the scene trying to determine the circumstances surrounding the horrific accident.
North bound traffic on the Stuart Highway is being diverted at Pimba and vehicles travelling south towards Adelaide are being diverted at Coober Pedy.
The road is expected to take months to repair.
Later on Saturday, a ute rolled over on a private property in Lindley in SA's Riverland, with a 26-year-old man dying at the scene.
Three other people in the car were taken to hospital with non-serious injuries.
"Three people have lost their lives on our roads already this long weekend and police implore all road users to take care, particularly in regional areas, and not take unnecessary risks," SA Police said in a statement.
"Over the past five years, the March long weekend has seen six lives lost on South Australian roads, with five of those being on regional or rural roads."
The deaths brings the number of lives lost on South Australian roads this year to 20.
During the 12 months ended January 2021, there were 1,120 road deaths in Australia.
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