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FATAL CRASH NEAR GOULBURN

An investigation’s underway into a fatal crash near Goulburn on Tuesday morning.

Around 10:20am, emergency crews were called to the Hume Highway near Coles Lane at Yarra, after reports of a single-vehicle crash.

Police have been told a Mitsubishi Pajero was travelling along the Hume Highway towards Jindabyne when the driver tried to avoid hitting an object on the road.

It’s understood, the Mitsubishi hit the object, causing it to roll.

The female driver died at the scene, while one of the passengers was airlifted to Canberra Hospital with serious injuries.

The remaining three passengers were taken to Goulburn Base Hospital with minor injuries.

The crash caused major traffic delays in the area, with a contra-flow put in place to ensure drivers travelling in both directions on the Hume Highway could get through.

Police will look into the circumstances of the crash and prepare a report for the Coroner.

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