Two dead after truck carrying hay for farmers collides with car

Two people have been killed after a truck carrying much-needed hay to drought-stricken farmers crashed with a car on New South Wales’ Central West.

The driver and a passenger in the car were killed with a second passenger critically injured.

The male truck driver was not badly hurt and was taken to Wagga Wagga Hospital for mandatory testing.

Two people have been killed after a truck crashed with a car on the Newell Highway. Source: 7 News

The crash happened just after 11.30am on Wednesday, with emergency services called out to the Newell Highway in Ardlethan, approximately 70 km south of West Wyalong.

The driver and a passenger in the car died at the scene.

The truck was carrying bales of hay to drought-stricken farmers in New South Wales. Source: 7 News

A second passenger was released after being trapped for some time and was airlifted to Canberra Hospital in a critical condition while a third passenger was treated by paramedics for minor injuries.

Officers from Riverina Police District and the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command attended and established a crime scene.

Officers from Riverina Police District and the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command attended and established a crime scene. Source: 7 News

Detectives have commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash and police will prepare a report for the Coroner.