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Woman dies after struck by ute at Fairy Meadow

POLICE are appealing for witnesses and dashcam vision as they investigate the death of a woman at Fairy Meadow earlier today.

Emergency services were called to the Princes Highway after a pedestrian was struck by a ute about 8.30am today (Sunday, April 2, 2023).

Wollongong police arrived to find a 66-year-old woman critically injured; despite efforts of NSW Ambulance paramedics, she died at the scene.

The driver, a 62-year-old man, was taken to Wollongong Hospital for mandatory testing.

A crime scene has been established and investigations are continuing into the circumstances surrounding the crash.

Anyone with information about the incident – or who has dashcam vision they believe can assist investigators – is urged to contact Wollongong Police or Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or Crime Stoppers website.

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A journalist, writer and 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 Australian pubs and associated industries for over 30 years. He is working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick managed several community newspapers. He has been 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 Limited), the Sydney city newspaper, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.


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