A young NSW Police officer who was involved in a head-on crash has died.
Probationary Constable Timothy Proctor, 29, died in hospital on Sunday morning.
Const Proctor was in a four-vehicle crash on Heathcoate Road at Lucas Heights, in Sydney’s south, on Thursday.
The 29-year-old father-to-be was in his own car when a Honda Civic travelling in the opposite direction veered into his path and crashed head-on.
Four vehicles were damaged and the officer was taken to hospital in a critical condition before his death.
The other driver was also hospitalised.
Const Proctor was married and expecting a child.
He was a former volunteer firefighter and performed his duties at Liverpool City Police Area Command in the city’s west.
The 29-year-old graduated from the police academy in April last year.
Commissioner Mick Fuller said in a statement his thoughts were with the officer’s wife, Dianne, along with friends and colleagues during “this incredibly difficult time”.
“Timothy was certainly well on the way to a wonderful policing career and was well-respected by his colleagues and all who knew him,” Comm Fuller said.
“He joined the police force after being a volunteer firefighter, and had a tremendous passion and commitment for all emergency services and the community.”
The cause of the crash is under investigation.