Crash Investigators Continue Inquiries Into Somersby Fatal

New details emerge...

Crash Investigators Continue Inquiries Into Somersby Fatal

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Crash investigators are continuing to look into yesterday's fatal crash on the M1 at Somersby, as fresh details emerge.

About 10am, a prime mover with a single trailer was stationary in the northern breakdown lane, just south of the Gosford exit, when a Ford panel van veered to the left and slammed into it's rear.

The 49-year-old front seat passenger in the van, from the Tuggerah area, died at the scene, while the 46-year-old driver of that vehicle remains in a critical condition in Royal North Shore Hospital.

The truck driver, who it's understood was changing a tyre at the time of the accident, wasn't injured and returned a negative breath test.

Anyone who witnessed the crash is being asked to come forward.

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