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Fatal accident on Kings Highway

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A man has died following a multi-vehicle crash on the Kings Highway yesterday.

About 12.15pm (Thursday 13 January 2022), emergency services were called to the Kings Highway, near Goulburn Road, Mulloon, between Bungendore and Braidwood after reports of a crash.

Upon arrival, officers from Monaro Police District found a Mazda sedan and a heavy vehicle had impacted, before the sedan and an Audi SUV collided head-on.

The driver and sole occupant of the sedan – a man aged 51 – died at the scene.

The male driver of the heavy vehicle was not injured, while the male driver of the SUV – and his female front seat passenger – sustained minor injuries. A child in the back seat was not injured.

The Kings Highway  at Mulloon, east of Bungendore reopened to traffic in both directions, around 5:30pm on Thursday, after the serious crash.

A crime scene was established and police have commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash.

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

Police search for man who drove at policewoman

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People along the South Coast are being asked to help police in a search for a man who drove a ute at a police officer in Queanbeyan yesterday.  

Just after 1.30pm an officer from Monaro Police District attempted to speak with a man on Mowatt Street at Queanbeyan East, due to concerns about the driver’s behaviour. As the officer approached the ute the driver accelerated harshly towards her, forcing her to take evasive action to avoid being hit.

Officers lost sight of the vehicle before it was sighted on Bungendore Road by another police vehicle, which saw the ute cross to the incorrect side of the road and hit a guard rail. Police initially pursued the ute but stopped the chase due to safety concerns. The ute was driven across the border into the ACT and was found empty about 1.50pm on Pialligo Avenue, near the airport. A search involving police from both NSW and the ACT is now underway for the man.

The man is described as being of Mediterranean/Middle Eastern appearance, aged in his 20s, with a slim build and dark hair styled in a mullet. He was wearing a dark-coloured top.

Anyone with information about the driver’s identity or his whereabouts is urged to contact Queanbeyan Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.