Tragedy as police officer, 29, dies three days after head-on crash

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.

Probationary Constable Timothy Proctor has died after a head-on crash on at Lucas Heights, in Sydney’s south, on Thursday. Source: NSW Police (left) and 7 News (right)

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”.

The police officer injured in the crash was married and was expecting a child with his wife. Source: 7News

“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.