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64-YEAR-OLD DIES AFTER VEHICLE COLLIDES WITH TRUCK NEAR TAMWORTH

The driver of a Nissan Navara has been killed after his vehicle collided with a truck in the north west of NSW. The collision occured just after 4pm yesterday, on Fossickers Way in Manilla, about 47km from Tamworth. The 64-year-old male driver of the Nissan was treated at the scene before being taken to Tamworth Base Hospital, where he later died. The driver of the truck, a 28-year-old male, was treated at the scene for minor injuries before undergoing mandatory blood and urine tests. Three other male passengers, aged 28, 35, and 39, were taken to hospital for treatment for minor injuries and have since been released.

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ROAD USERS PRAISED FOR GOOD BEHAVIOUR DURING FESTIVAL

Police say investigations are continuing into a fatal crash at Walcha over the weekend. A motorist on the Thunderbolts Way discovered a vehicle in a culvert yesterday morning, where the body of a 59-year-old male driver was found. It was one of only a few serious incidents in the region over the Country Music festival. Officers praising road users for their good behaviour.

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CAR CRASHES INTO LIGHT POLE IN TAMWORTH

A man has had a lucky escape after the car he was driving crashed into a light pole in Tamworth this afternoon. Emergency services were called to Ebsworth Street just before 1pm. The force of the crash breaking the entire metal pole from its footings. The southbound lanes of the road were closed for some time, while crews shut down electricity to the area. The man – believed to be in his 60s – was taken to Tamworth Hospital with minor injuries. (vision only)

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KASEY CHAMBERS HONOURED WITH PRESTIGIOUS AWARD

Meanwhile, Kasey Chambers has added another accolade to her illustrious career, honoured with the industry’s most prestigious award. The 41-year-old was inducted into the Australasian Country Music Roll of Renown today. Her plaque positioned alongside Troy Cassar-Daley. Chambers also walked away from the evening with the Country Album of the Year. PLEASE NOTE: SOME AUDIO AND VISION WILL BE UNAVAILABLE.    

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CAR HALTS IN TIGHT SPOT: OCCUPANTS WALK WITH MINOR INJURIES

Traffic was forced to a stand still in parts of Tamworth’s CBD for a short time this afternoon, after a driver mounted the curb, coming to a halt alongside an empty bus on Brisbane Street. The two occupants were taken to hospital with minor injuries. The 4-wheel-drive however was a lot worse for wear, with extensive damage to the front of the vehicle. It’s understood the driver of the vehicle suffered a medical episode, before the crash.

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