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Fatal crash in Helensburgh

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INVESTIGATIONS are underway following a fatal crash in Helensburgh this morning.

About 2am on Sunday, emergency services were called to Walker Street following reports two vehicles had crashed. Whilst investigations continue, it appears a car has crashed into a parked and unattended Tipper truck. As a result a person has died at the scene.

A man, age not known, sustained multiple injuries and was treated by paramedics before being airlifted to St George Hospital.

Officers from Crash Investigation Unit attended to investigate the circumstances surrounding the crash. Walker Street was closed in both directions while the scene was examined. A report will be prepared for the Coroner.

About Mick Roberts

A newspaper journalist, writer and local historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in the Sydney and Illawarra regions of NSW for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides authoring a number of history books, Mick has owned and operated several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limted), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications.

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