A two-year-old girl is dead and a six-year-old girl is in hospital with serious injuries after a road crash north of Adelaide.
A Mitsubishi SUV collided with a parked tyre truck at Shea-Oak Log on Wednesday morning at around 10.45am, police said.
The two-year-old girl from Grange was a passenger in the car and died at the scene, SA Police confirmed.
A six-year-old girl, who was also a passenger in the car, was taken to the Women's and Children's Hospital with serious injuries.
The driver, a 63-year-old Adelaide woman, was airlifted to the Royal Adelaide Hospital with serious injuries, SA Police said in a media statement.
Seven News reports the woman was the grandmother to the girls.
The injuries of the six-year-old girl and the woman are not believed to be life-threatening.
According to Seven News, motorists did what they could to help the two-year-old girl before paramedics arrived on the scene and the toddler was cut from the car wreck by emergency services.
The death of the toddler takes SA's 2020 road toll to 53 compared to 65 at the same time last year.
Following the accident, the Sturt Highway was blocked off for several hours for northbound traffic, while Major Crash investigators examined the scene.
“Major Crash Investigators want to speak with anyone who may have seen a light rigid tyre repair truck stopped on the northern side of the Sturt highway between 10.30am and 10.43am this morning,” SA Police said in a statement.
- With AAP
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