Two dead after crashed car catches fire


TWO people have died after a vehicle left the road, rolled then caught fire at Corowa, on the NSW-Victorian border, on Sunday night.

Emergency services were called to River Street about 6.45pm on Sunday, April 22, and found a BMW had struck an earthen barrier before becoming airborne, travelling 70m before landing on a garden shed.

By-standers were able to drag a man from the burning car before it was fully engulfed.

That man, believed to be aged 24 from Corowa, sustained serious burns and was taken to Corowa Hospital but died a short time later.

When the fire was extinguished, a second body was found inside; the identity of that person is yet to be confirmed.

An investigation is now underway by officers from Murray River Police District.

Police are investigating reports that extreme speed may have been a factor in the crash.

Anyone with information about the incident – and the actions of the vehicle before the crash – is urged to contact Albury Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our social media pages.

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