Man dies following multi-vehicle truck crash on Sturt Hwy

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A man has died following a multi-vehicle truck crash on the Sturt Highway, near Carathool.

About 2pm today (November 22) emergency services responded to reports of a crash at Carathool, 50km East of Hay.

The three trucks were travelling west along the Sturt Highway, when three trucks collided, reports NSW Police.

NSW Ambulance paramedics responded to the incident. A man in his late teens died at the scene.

The other two drivers, believed to be in their thirties were taken to Griffith Base Hospital.

One driver was ejected from the truck and suffered serious head and back injuries.

The other was uninjured and was taken to Griffith Base Hospital to undergo mandatory testing.

Officers attached to Murrumbidgee Police District established a crime scene to investigate the circumstances surrounding the crash.

The Sturt Highway is closed in both directions between the towns of Carathool and Darlington Point. Local traffic diversions are in place.

As inquiries continue, anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or has dashcam vision is urged to contact police or Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.

A report will be prepared for the information of the coroner.

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