Fatal smash closes highway for 18 hours ( admin posted on June 19th, 2018 )

TWO men died when a petrol tanker and a ute collided head on at 1.15am Saturday at the intersection of the Princes Highway and Jaspers Brush Road.

The ute driver, 22-year-old Ulladulla man, Corey Gavin, died at the scene, while the truck driver, 59-year-old Bradbury man, Kevin Schey, was rushed to St Georges Hospital where he later died.

Police said the accident occurred when the ute veered onto the wrong side of the road. The truck driver swerved to the left to avoid him, but they collided in the northbound lane.

The impact ruptured one of the petrol tanks, causing ethanol to leak on to the road.

The highway was closed until 7pm, although it was partially open at times, as Hazmat crews cleaned up the scene.

Traffic was rerouted, although a road closure for the Gerringong Street Parade between 11am and midday caused some delays.

An accident at 5pm on Bolong Road, at the corner of Backforest Road, also held up traffic.

Three vehicles were involved when, in heavy rain, a car entering Bolong Road spun onto oncoming traffic on either side of the road.

Both lanes were blocked for an hour and a 40-year-old woman was taken to Shoalhaven Hospital with chest pain.


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