Police Commissioner speaks out after Coutts fatal crash

UPDATE, 3pm: NEW South Wales Police Assistant Commissioner John Hartley has spoken out after the death of a male in a car crash at Coutts Crossing this morning. 

"This tragic death is another reminder that driving and personal responsibility go hand in hand. We will continue to patrol the roads to ensure the safety of all road users but we need drivers to act responsibly," he said.

Acting Executive Director, Centre for Road Safety, Bernard Carlon said Operation Saturation - fully funded by the Community Road Safety Fund - began today and runs until September 28.

"We're very sad that another life has been lost in a crash today and continue to plead with everyone out on the road to slow down and be safe so that you and your family don't become part of these tragic statistics." Mr Carlon said.

At 5am (Thursday 27 August 2015), police were called to the scene of a single vehicle crash on Ellis Road, Coutts Crossing.

Initial investigations have led police to believe the vehicle crashed into a tree and burst into flames.

A male driver in his 20s died at the scene. 

 

EARLIER: Police are at the scene of a single vehicle crash at Coutts Crossing where a male has died.

About 5am this morning, police were alerted by a member of the public who came across a vehicle on Ellis Road, Coutts Crossing, on fire.

Further inspection of the vehicle located a person deceased inside.

A crime scene was established and initial investigations have led police to believe the vehicle crashed into a tree and burst into flames.

The driver is believed to be a male aged in his early twenties, but formal identification is yet to be confirmed.

Investigations are continuing.



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