Woman, 79, dies after Mt Ousley crash

A 79-year-old woman has died and her husband, 80 was seriously injured following an accident on Mt Ousley Rd on Sunday afternoon

Just after 1pm on Sunday a white Toyota Camry and white Ford Falcon collided near the intersection of Mt Ousley Road and the F6 at Mt Ousley.

The driver of the Camry was attempting to cross the southbound lanes of the freeway to head north up Mt Ousley but ended up in the path of the southbound Falcon which collided with the back section of the Camry.

The driver of the Toyota, a 73-year-old man, suffered facial injuries in the crash, while his wife, 74, escaped injury.

An elderly couple, who were travelling in the back seat, sustained significant injuries and were taken to Wollongong Hospital for emergency treatment.

The 79-year-old woman died later died in hospital as a result of the injuries she sustained.

Her husband, 80, remains in a serious but stable condition with suspected spinal fractures.

The 73-year-old male driver of the Ford received minor injuries in the incident and his wife, 69, suffered a fractured left arm and wrist.

They were also taken by ambulance to Wollongong Hospital for treatment.

The F6 was closed southbound for just over an hour, with motorists diverted via Bulli Pass. One lane was re-opened around 2.30pm. Both lanes were open to traffic by 3.45pm.

Police from Wollongong Local Area Command and the Southern Region Crash Investigation Unit are examining the cause of the fatal crash and are appealing for public assistance as they continue their inquiries.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or the circumstances leading up to it is urged to contact Southern Region Crash Investigation Unit on (02) 4232 5411 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

The accident took the state’s holiday road toll to two.

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