Woman dies in crash at Wye

FATAL CRASH: A woman has died and others injured in a crash at Wye today. PHOTO: Elisabeth Champion

A woman has died, and a young boy has been left in a critical condition following a car crash at Wye.

About 12.30pm today, police were called to Donovans Road at Wye, south of Mount Gambier, after reports of a collision between a truck and a car.

The driver, a 38-year-old woman from Western Australia, died at the scene.

An 8-year-old boy seated in the rear of the vehicle suffered critical injuries and was flown to Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

The front passenger, a 36-year-old man, and rear passengers a 6-year-old boy and a 5-year-old girl all suffered minor injuries and were taken to the local hospital where they are being treated.

The truck driver, a 58–year-old man, was uninjured and is assist police with their enquiries.

Traffic is being diverted away from the scene and the intersection at Donovans Road and Glenelg River Road is closed in all directions while Major Crash investigators examine the scene.

Motorists are asked to avoid the area.